Trailer for Film on Historian's Fight With Holocaust Denier

June 20, 2016

A trailer has been released for the film Denial, due out this fall, about Deborah Lipstadt's legal battle with the Holocaust denier David Irving. The film depicts Lipstadt's response when Irving sued her in a British court over parts of her 1993 book, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. By suing for libel in Britain, Irving made Lipstadt's defense much more difficult, as British law is far more friendly to libel plaintiffs than is American law. Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. In the film, she is portrayed by Rachel Weisz, who is to the left of Lipstadt in the photo above right.

The trailer follows.

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