Film screening and discussion examine the troubling struggle against Holocaust denial
Defending the truth
October 17, 2016 at 1:23PM
Recounting the disturbing real-life legal battle against accused Holocaust denier David Irving, Denial stars Rachel Weisz as Deborah E. Lipstadt, the author and historian sued for libel and faced with proving that the Holocaust actually occurred. In 1993, following the release of her book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, Lipstadt and her publisher faced legal action after the author called out Irving for refuting the events of the Holocaust in his work.