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Mannheim, Germany, July 1995

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The Indictment

In translation, the fresh indictment of Historian David Irving by the Mannheim District Court (case ref:(4) 5KLs 7/95), dated July 6, 1995, reads:

Criminal case against David Irving for incitement for race hatred etc.

"Dear Mr Irving, The Mannheim Prosecutor has charged you by indictment dated May 19, 1995 with Incitement to race hatred, Libel,and Defamation of the memory of the dead. The basis for this charge is a lecture which you delivered on September 2, 1990 in the Engelbrecht House at Weinheim on the Hergstrasse, in the course of which it is alleged that you made the following remarks

- There were no gassings at Auschwitz;

- The Führer knew nothing of gassings, nor could he, because there were none;

- There were never any Gas chambers in Auschwitz;

- In Auschwitz less than 70,000 Jews died from epidemics and the like;

- There is now a gigantic Holocaust industry;

- The gas chambers shown to tourists are dummies built by the Poles post-war;

- The German tax payers have had to pay around l 6 billion Deutchmarks as a punishment for Auschwitz, for a dummy.

- As the assistance of a defense attorney is mandatory in the first instance at assize courts, I ask you to inform me within two weeks whether you will be appointing an attorney authorised in the Federal Republic of Germany to handle your defence, or which authorised attorney is to be assigned by the court to you as a defence attorney. If such information is not received here within the appointed time, the court will appoint an attorney of its own choosing to defend you.

Yours faithfully,

The President, Nusselt, Presiding Judge at Assize Court."

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