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.
David Irving explains his view of the so-called "Holocaust."
An interesting debate, this is part two of two, in which Christopher Hitchens defends the right of free speech and free inquiry regarding David Irving´s publications.
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.
David Irving has been one of the historians who have been able to influence greatly the narrative of WWII, the Nazi Era, and thereby opened up big questions about the Holocaust orthodox narrative.
David Irving talks on public television about the Holocaust question, his view of it and the lack of free inquiry and free speech to talk about all this publicly. This is part 1 of two videos.