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Author to speak at Woodruff today

September 14, 2005

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Author Deborah Lipstadt will speak on "History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving" at 7:30 p.m. today in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union at Kansas University.

The event is the first of the 2005-06 Humanities Lecture Series presented by KU's Hall Center for the Humanities.

It is free and open to the public.

Lipstadt, professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will discuss her book "History on Trial," an account of her 2000 libel trial in London when Irving sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right-wing extremist.

Lipstadt is also the author of "Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory" and "Beyond Belief: The American Press and The Coming of the Holocaust."

Upcoming speakers in the 2005-2006 series include author Salman Rushdie, human rights scholar Samantha Power, and attorney and author Scott Turow.

For information, contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or call 864-7822.

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