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"Denial," History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving with Deborah Lipstadt

April 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Levinthal Hall

Free and open to the public

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory College

Deborah received her B.A. from City College of New York (1969) and her M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) from Brandeis University. Professor Lipstadt is frequently called upon by the media to comment on a variety of matters. She has appeared Good Morning America, NPR’s Fresh Air, the BBC, Charlie Rose Show, and is a frequent contributor to and is widely quoted in a variety of newspapers and journals including the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Her book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2006) is the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist. The book won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award and was first runner up for the Koret Award. It received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. The latter called it a “fascinating and meritorious work of legal-and moral-history.” The editors at listed it as the fourth best non-fiction history book of 2005.

Denial is a 2016 historical drama film based on Deborah's book starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson.

Event Sponsor: 
Humanities Center, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, History Department