|Irene Lancaster - traumatised by the impure words of the goyim|
It is true that some of Irving's books are sizeable tomes. A solid hardback copy of one, skilfully wielded, could perhaps be successfully used to bludgeon a Jew to death with. But no such incidents have been recorded during the many years in which Irving's books have already graced our universities. Jewish fears, then, would appear to be overblown, as they usually are.
Manchester University has come under fire for refusing to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as “Holocaust denial” literature.
In recent months, growing numbers of British universities, including Cambridge and University College London (UCL), have reclassified works by the controversial writer. They either moved them to “closed access” areas, or inserted disclaimers inside the books, following a campaign led by Dr Irene Lancaster, formerly a teaching fellow in Jewish history at Manchester University, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Manchester University, however, has refused to move Irving’s books to an area where students would have to ask to read them. Last week, it also refused a request from the Campaign against Antisemitism to insert a disclaimer into the books describing them as Holocaust denial literature. Lancaster, whose grandmother died at the Treblinka concentration camp, said leaving Irving’s books on open display was a threat to the safety of Jewish students and staff at a time when anti-semitic hate crime was on the rise across Europe.
She said: “Leaving this literature on open shelving with inadequate labelling poses a physical threat to the Jewish student and staff body and constitutes a deep insult to the lives of all those who were exterminated in the Nazi Holocaust.”
Manchester defended its position on the grounds of freedom of speech and said it had surveyed more than 20 university libraries and that its “approach was consistent with theirs”. It added: “However, we do recognise that these works are controversial, so that the context in which they are placed is significant. With this in mind we have taken the decision to reclassify them from ‘history’ to ‘historical studies’.”
UCL said it had decided to move some of the books to an off-site store; and to move others “from their regular place alongside works of serious scholarship to the historiography section”. It is also going to add the label “Holocaust denial literature” to catalogue records for all copies of Irving’s books “where appropriate”.Source
The Jews have been waging this campaign against David Irving's books for decades. But it looks like the release of the film Denial has spurred them to renew their efforts.