David Irving

David John Cawdell Irving was born on March 24, 1938, in Essex, England, the son of a Royal Navy Commander. After education at London University, he spent a year working in a steel mill in Germany, where he perfected his fluency in the language. His first book, The Destruction of Dresden, was published in 1963, when he was 25 years old. This was followed by many others. His books have appeared in a range of languages. Several have been serialized in prominent periodicals. He has contributed articles to some 60 British and foreign periodicals including the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Express in Britain, and Stern and Der Spiegel in Germany.

Read more about him here.



Wie meine vielen kanadischen Freunde wissen, betrat ich auf legalem Wege Kanada am 28. Oktober 1992, um in British Columbia über die Redefreiheit vorzutragen. Am 30. Oktober wurde ich unmittelbar nach meiner ersten Rede von sechs Polizisten der Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wegen Verstoßes gegen das Immigrationsgesetz verhaftet. Nachdem …

Elizabeth Loftus, The Myth of Repressed Memory, New York, 1994, 290 S. Die Welt der wissenschaftlichen Medizin hat erneut ein erstaunliches Buch hervorgebracht über das zunächst als sogenanntes "Holocaust-Survivor-Syndrom" bekannt gewordene Phänomen, also die Art und Weise, mit der ganze Gruppen von Menschen im Laufe der Jahre aufrichtig und ehrlich …

Dimitri Volkogonov, Lenin: Life and Legacy: A New Biography, London & New York, 1994. General a.D. Dimitri Volkogonov hatte bereits früher einmal mit seiner Stalin-Biographie, für die er exklusiven Zugang zu Stalins geheimen Verschlußsachen hatte, den Fuchs in den Hühnerstall gelassen. Volkogonov ist Sonderberater des russischen Präsidenten Jelzin und war …

Hardly a day goes by that I do not get a letter congratulating me, advising, criticizing, offering to help, questioning my good sense, pointing out the errors of fact in Smith's Report and the errors of judgement in my thinking. The great majority of the letters are simply to encourage …

Here's what David Irving has to say about the censorship campaign, in a not yet published letter to The Spectator (London): “To kill off my biography Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich the Jewish Defense League and various other unsavory entities in the USA mounted a three-month campaign of telephoned …

I want to post (with permission) your fine Report article exposing the Dachau photo date (see SR 62-Ed.]. The photo itself [US Signals Corps photo 207745] is not on the USHMM Website. (I checked last night: several other ones are, including the “execution” of the Dachau guards. Can one of …

Political prisoner David Irving has already written 1,000 pages of a new book on his persecution. This four page excerpt was sent from his prison in Vienna. The handwriting of the British historian is very difficult to read. This rendering owes its existence to the reading skills of a number …

Bringing to Light Secrets of Hitler’s Propaganda Minister David Irving is one of the world's most widely read and influential historians. He is the author of more than two dozen published works on 20th century history. For more about him, see the Jan.-Feb. 1993 Journal, pp. 4-19. This essay is …

"To historians is granted a talent that even the gods are denied--to alter what has already happened." I bore this scornful adage in mind when I embarked on this study of Adolf Hitler's twelve years of absolute power. I saw myself as a stone-cleaner--less concerned with architectural appraisal than with …

CODOH is pleased to present a world-wide exclusive preview of Mr. Irving's new work. Scheduled for U.S. publication in March, 1996 by St. Martins Press, protests by the ADL and other Jewish organizations and individuals caused the publisher to withdraw from their agreement as the book was going to print. …

Twice this year I've come under the scrutiny of journalists, entirely through no doing of my own. The first occasion was my acquisition of the Eichmann papers, about which I'll be speaking shortly. The second occasion was in regard to the papers of Dr. Joseph Goebbels. I'll show you the …

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my first public speaking engagement in America except, I think, for an after-luncheon speech in Kansas to a Kansas City ladies guild of some kind. This, I think, is because of language problems. I am a master of many languages but the American tongue is …

Bit by bit the truth, the real history of the twentieth century, comes out. The Ukrainian historian Professor Dr. Michael S. Voslensky, born 1920, an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials and later for the Allied Control Council for Germany, reveals in a book published in Germany that before WW2 the …

In dieser Nummer: Meinungssache: "Was, wir - eine internationale Verschwörung?!" Hinter den Kulissen: Leben und Tod von "Dr.Goebbels". Wie eine mächtige Clique das Buch unterdrückte. Tagebucheintragung von 1986 über einen Besuch bei CIA-Direktor William Casey. Letzte Botschaft von einem der Unseren (vor seiner Selbstverbrennung) und, wie immer, die "Tagebuchaufzeichungen eines …

In April 2009 David Irving sat for a privately filmed interview lasting many hours meant to become the basis of a major documentary on his life and his often-controversial opinions on history. This 2hr-18min video has never been released. Parts of this interview were published as a DVD in 2009 by Irving himself; now you can watch this entire video here.

Churchill was a magnificent man, a wonderful writer, a brilliant speaker. Writing at his worst, he was better than most of us other writers writing flat-out at our best. I've said it often before and it's undoubtedly true. He had a habit of finding a cutting phrase, and when I …

"To historians is granted a talent that even the gods are denied – to alter what has already happened." I bore this scornful adage in mind when I embarked on this study of Adolf Hitler's twelve years of absolute power. I saw myself as a stone-cleaner – less concerned with …

Finding out what was the truth about Rommel means finding out what was going on in his brain. And to do that, you're not going to get much wiser if you look at the movies with James Mason and the books written by the British and American historians and biographers …

Remarks presented to the Tenth International Revisionist Conference Ladies and gentlemen, we are very pleased and honored to once again welcome to this podium the distinguished British historian, Mr. David Irving. As many of those here this afternoon will recall, he also addressed the IHR conferences of 1983 and 1989. …