Holocaust-Denier David Irving makes $5,000 selling lock of Hitler’s hair

Historians in the News
tags: Adolf Hitler, Holocaust denial, David Irving

Need a lock of Hitler’s hair? Who you gonna call?

How about notorious Holocaust denier David Irving? The British ‘historian’ was once found guilty of Holocaust denial in an Austrian court, called an “anti-Semitic” “racist” who “associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism” in a British high court ruling and has made a career out of defending the atrocities of the Third Reich.

So, of course the guy would have a lock of Hitler’s hair, a totally normal thing for a serious historian to have. The specimen was reportedly obtained by the führer’s personal barber, who wore tape on the soles of his shoes to collect the strands.

How the hair of one of history’s greatest monsters found its way into Irving’s possession remains unclear, but he did just make £3,031 (just under $5,000) selling it to Britain’s Channel 4 TV for a segment on their new series, “Dead Famous DNA.”...

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