Notorious Holocaust denier David Irving will bring his low-rent U.S. tour to Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 9. The venue has not been announced. Those who want to attend the Irving talk here — and rub elbows with neo-Nazis and other wingnuts — are required to pay $15 upfront with a credit card, and then they will be notified as to the location.
Irving’s Web site informs prospective attendees: “Final information will be provided in good time and only upon receipt of this registration.Â We reserve the right to refuse admission. Unauthorized photography and recording are not permitted. Journalists attend only by special invitation.”
The American Jewish World has not received an invitation.
The Phoenix New Times published an amusing report on what happened during a stop on Irving’s road show last summer.
Here is the ADL’s thumbnail Irving bio:
David Irving is unique among modern Holocaust deniers for having first established a reputation as a popular, if controversial, chronicler of World War II. This reputation, combined with his flair for self-promotion and involvement in high-profile lawsuits, made him one of the best-known Holocaust deniers in the world. He suffered a major blow, however, when he lost an internationally publicized legal battle with Professor Deborah Lipstadt, whom he had accused of libel, before a London court. Labeled a Holocaust denier and anti-Semite by Justice Charles Gray, and increasingly shunned by publishing houses, it is unlikely that Irving will ever regain the mainstream cachet he once enjoyed. Nonetheless, he continues to tour, raise money and convene annual “Real History Conferences.” He remains one of the world’s most effective purveyors of Holocaust denial.
If any Jewish World readers attend the Irving hate fest, please let us know what transpired. — Mordecai Specktor