Monday, February 20, 2006

Holocaust Denier David Irving Pleads Guilty

The once-respected historian David Irving insisted for many years that the Holocaust was a hoax and that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. Oops. I don't like the idea of people being tried in court for their opinions -- however noxious or stupid or evil -- but it is enjoyable to hear Irving plead guilty in Vienna. His explanation?
"History is a constantly growing tree - the more you know, the more documents become available, the more you learn, and I have learned a lot since 1989."
Oh well, of course. All those "the Holocaust really happened" breakthroughs we've enjoyed since 1989.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't he ever see The Producers?

Ed Sikov said...

The jerk has just been sentenced to three years in prison. I think that's a bit much.

Ed Sikov said...

The jerk has just been sentenced to three years in prison. I think that's a bit much.