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Lipstadt-Deborah - still image

Lipstadt-Deborah - still image

After publication of her seminal work Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt was sued by a historian whom she had accused of denying the Holocaust. To disprove his claim she had to demonstate that the events he denied had actually occurred. Thus a court case about libel ultimately served to put the truth of the Holocaust on trial, and to catapult Professor Lipstadt from "academic" to "celebrity."

Photographer: Jillian Edelstein; Institution: Deborah Lipstadt

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