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Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Her other books are Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945, History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving and The Eichmann Trial.

The Eichmann Trial
The capture of Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem electrified the world and sparked a global debate on where, how genocide can be judged. The event has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offering a legal, moral and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil. This ‘trial of the century’ was revisited by award-winning historian, Deborah Lipstadt, whose book,...
How to Combat Antisemitism
Deborah Lipstadt’s trial against Nazi sympathiser David Irving was a landmark victory for social justice and historical truth. But now anti-Jewish violence is back in the headlines. She’s here to help us understand why – and what we can do about it. American historian Deborah Lipdstadt has dedicated her life to the fight against the far-right. She was sued by Holocaust denier David Irving for calling out his toxic ideology – and won. Rachel Weisz played her in ...