Thursday, December 21, 2006

Webnews: Holocaust Denial on Trial

Ralph Luker at Cliopatria reports:

Emory University has announced that it will spend $2 million to make Deborah Lipstadt's website, Holocaust Denial on Trial, available in a number of non-English languages, including Arabic, Farsi, and Russian. The initiative is partially in response to Iran's recent so-called conference on the Holocaust. Professor Lipstat also blogs at History on Trial.

The website focuses on Lipstadt's successful defense to a libel action brought against her by Holocaust denier David Irving in England. In other news...Irving was released from prison in Austria today, after serving part of a sentence for Holocaust denial. That story is here.