American Studies
American Studies

David Hare and Deborah E. Lipstadt In Conversation with Bob Abzug

Tue, March 7, 2017 | Blanton Museuem of Art

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Playwright and screenwriter David Hare and scholar Deborah E. Lipstadt discuss their work on the 2016 film Denial with Robert Abzug, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies. The film is based on Lipstadt's legal battle with David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In libel cases, the English legal system places the burden of proof on the defendant, so Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove that the Holocaust occurred. Hare's archive resides at the Ransom Center. Co-sponsored by the Gale Lecture of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

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