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October 28, 2007

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Deborah Lipstadt

My case was not one of libel tourism because my book was published in the UK. Libel tourism occurs when a book is not published there but is bought over the Internet and that is used as a premise for suing the author.

Since in the UK the burden of proof is on the author, someone who never published their book in the UK can suddenly find themsleves force to mount a defense in court or lose the case simply because someone bought their book from Amazon or the like.

My defense team did not set out to prove the Holocaust happened but to prove that David Irving's claims and assertions about the Holocaust are lies and based on inventions, distortions, and mistatements of what the documents or evidence really says it does.

I tell the entire story in History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving [Ecco 2006]

David

Thanks for clarifying your case, Professor Lipstadt.

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