Learning Unlimited: Holocaust History on Trial
Tue, November 21, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Holocaust History on Trial
Join Oak Dowling for a thorough look at this pivotal court case, which includes clips from the movie Denial starring Rachel Weisz. In her acclaimed 1993 book denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial.” The following year, after Lipstadt’s book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving filed a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians, and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded. Denial, previously published as History on Trial, is Lipstadt’s riveting, blow-by-blow account of this singular legal battle, which resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier that crippled the movement for years to come.
$5 JCC Members
Please call 415.444.8000 to register.
Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Carol & Duff Kurland and Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs
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