Holocaust denier Irving 'targeted' city.
CAMPAIGNERS have expressed their dismay that Holocaust denier David Irving For other persons of the same name, see David Irving (footballer) and David Irving (politician).
David John Cawdell Irving (born March 24, 1938) is an English writer specializing in the military history of World War II. was planning to give a talk in Liverpool this weekend - just weeks before the city holds events to commemorate the atrocity.
A conference was booked at Liverpool's Liner Hotel which bosses yesterday found would include a talk by the controversial historian who was convicted for Holocaust denial
This article is about the history, development, and methods of Holocaust denial. For Criticism of Holocaust denial, see Criticism of Holocaust denial. in Austria in 2006.
After a tip-off, the hotel has cancelled the event, due to be held today.
Anti-Fascism campaigners believe Irving had chosen Liverpool to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day may refer to one of several commemorations of the Holocaust.
Alec McFadden, founder of the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Fascism, said: "It is an absolute disgrace that this man nearly aired his abhorrent views so close to Holocaust Memorial Day and at such a highprofile time for Liverpool.
He has targeted us intentionally.
"I was tipped off by the anti-Fascist magazine, Searchlight searchlight, device, usually swiveled, using a lens and reflecting surface to direct a powerful beam of light of nearly parallel rays. In 1892 such apparatus was used along the English Channel in coastal defense and later, in the South African War, as an aid to , of the nature of the booking and the Liner was informed. He is not welcome here."
A spokesman for the Liner said: "We took a booking two months ago from the an historic society. "Today we received a phone call telling us there was a possibility David Irving could be talking at the event.
"We spoke to the police and cancelled the conference immediately.
"We want no association with these types of views and believe the city has been targeted at this time intentionally. They thought they could get away with it."
David Irving planned city talk