Analysis Of David Irving 's ' Hitler 's War '

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These actions of subverting the authority of science and academia is where the Holocaust revisionists come into the picture. Many of the most prominent revisionists derive their authority from their title as historians. Perhaps the most famous of these people is David Irving. David Irving was a renowned historian in his knowledge of Nazi Germany. He published multiple books that were incredibly detailed looks into World War II. Of his works, he is well known for Hitler’s War, The Destruction of Dresden, Churchill’s War, and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich. Throughout all of these books, Irving used his position as a historian to uncover lost documents and gain credibility for outlandish Holocaust revisionist theories.
One book that might have helped Irving gain credibility the most among revisionist circles is his book, Hitler’s War. In this nearly 800 page work, Irving takes an incredibly in-depth look at the precursors leading up to World War II and the war itself through the eyes of Hitler. This is where Irving’s facade of unbiased, historian, scholarly work becomes a problem. In this book, one of the main arguments perspectives about Hitler that is given is that Hitler was not the main aggressor in the events leading up to World War II. For example, Irving provides historical documents by one of Hitler’s right hand men, General von Fritsch, where Fritsch declares that “the Fuhrer is determined to avoid war” after Hitler learned of a French and Soviet alliance…

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