Holocaust Denier exposed in this riveting courtroom drama
Saturday, October 29, 2016
When Emory University Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt published her book "Denying the Holocaust" in 1993, it captured the attention of the notorious British Holocaust Denier David Irving, who eventually brought a lawsuit against her in Britain claiming she damaged his reputation by calling him a "Holocaust denier, falsifier, and bigot."When Irving initially came down to Atlanta and confronted Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), she refused to speak with him, insisting that any communication with Holocaust deniers would legitimize their arguments. But after Irving filed the lawsuit, she decided to take him on and hired a solicitor, Anthony Julius (Andrew Scott), who was already famous for representing Princess Diana in the divorce proceedings with the Royal Family.Julius explained to Lipstadt that the burden of proof in the British civil system was quite different then in America, with the accused obligated to prove its case, not the plaintiff. Furthermore, Julius pointed out that he wouldn't be arguing the case in court...