Notorious Holocaust denier David Irving has added New York to the list of cities where he plans to spew his noxious notions about what the Nazis did to the Jews, New York Daily News reported.
“In the fall, I’ll be in New York,” said Irving, when reached on his cell phone Friday. “I won’t go into specifics.”
That’s probably because Irving, who once claimed that Adolf Hitler knew nothing about the slaughter of 6 million Jews, is not likely to get a warm reception.
“Let’s put it this way, if he comes to New York, he will be confronted by truth and justice,” said Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants. “That’s how you deal with hate and provocation.”
Deborah Lauter, director of civil rights for the Anti-Defamation League, said they’ve kept tabs on Irving and he doesn’t appear to have much of a following.
“This is the United States, so he has the right to express his hateful ideologies,” said Lauter. “That being said … he’s rather pathetic.”
The author of nearly 30 books, Irving, 71, has contended that most of the Jews, Poles and others who died in the German concentration camps were killed by diseases such as typhus.