Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Denial

January 28, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Denial is a film about Deborah E. Lipstadt, an American professor of Holocaust studies, who attracts the ire of David Irving, a scholar of Nazi Germany, who accosts her by disrupting her speaking engagements and files a libel lawsuit against her and her publisher for declaring him a Holocaust denier in her books. The suit is filed in the United Kingdom where the burden of proof is on the accused. Therefore, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Anthony Julius as head solicitor and Richard Rampton as head barrister, to prove that Irving specifically knew he was lying in claiming the Holocaust did not occur.

After viewing the film, and eating desserts, we’ll talk about the film and perhaps put it in a present day American context.

This will take place at the home of Herb Cooper-Levy and Madeleine Levy. Please RSVP so that we know how many to prepare for.

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