Irving plans British speaking tour

Convicted Holocaust denier and British author David Irving is attempting to revive his career as a historian.

Irving told the Guardian newspaper he would be launching a series of speaking tours in British cities and universities as well as offer new books to potential readers.

In 2005, Irving was sentenced to three years in an Austrian jail for his 1989 speeches in which he questioned the existence of Nazi death camps and called the Auschwitz gas chambers a “fairy tale.”

A judge granted Irving early release, partly because he claimed to renounce his Holocaust denial views.

But in the Sept. 29 Guardian interview, Irving said Jews were to blame for the Holocaust and that the “Jewish problem” was responsible for nearly all the wars of the past 100 years. In addition, he said of Auschwitz, “Much of what is shown the tourists there is faked postwar – watchtowers, even the famous gas chamber.”

Irving now reportedly rents a 10-bedroom house near Windsor.

 

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