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.