David Irving: Banned from Warsaw Books Fair

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Self-taught British historian David Irving, was ordered out of International Warsaw Book Fair where he was attempting to display his books – the fairs' organizers informed.

Irving is a convicted Holocaust denier – he spent more than a year in an Austrian jail for denying the Nazis organized mass murder of six million Jews during World War Two.

According to Grzegorz Guzowski, the organizers received detailed materials on his work from Irving's publishers only a few hours before the deadline and hence did not have enough time to prevent the historian from setting up a table at the exhibition. Polish law does not forbid Holocaust denial but prohibits the promotion of fascism and defamation of people on racial and religious grounds.

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