It’s not everyday you get to sit with a real hero who put herself on the line to stand up for her people. Today was our honor to sit with University professor Deborah E. Lipstadt upon which the Award-winning film DENIAL is based. As reflected in her acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, Professor Lipstadt underwent an arduous legal battle for historical truth against Historian David Irving who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. She won the trial and in her own words, as she told us this morning, “he messed with the wrong woman.”
The honor is all ours Professor Lipstadt!!!