Holocaust denial on trial

In the year 2000, David Irving sued the American academic Deborah Lipstadt after she accused him of being a Holocaust denier. As a new film on the trial airs in cinemas, Richard J Evans describes how the case – and his role as an expert witness – made the journey to the big screen...

US academic Deborah Lipstadt exults the High Court in London after winning a libel case brought against her by British historian David Irving, 11 April 2000. (Photo by Martyn Hayhow/AFP/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the February 2017 issue of BBC History Magazine.

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