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Holocaust denier lectures in Budapest

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Holocaust denier David Irving gave a talk to an audience
of some 250 people in Budapest. Speaking Monday in a small theater to a friendly crowd,
Irving mostly railed against what he claims are European curtailments against freedom
of speech, according to the Budapest Sun, an English-language weekly.

Irving, a Briton and self-proclaimed historian, was
released from jail in Vienna in December after serving 13 months of a three-year
sentence for Holocaust denial. His conviction was based on a speech and
interview he gave in 1989 in Austria, where he questioned the existence of gas
chambers at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp.

Irving was in
Hungary to promote his latest Hungarian-language publication, a book attempting to cast doubt on the fairness of the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals in
1945-46. Irving was hosted in Hungary by the extreme right Hungarian Justice
and Life Party.

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