Goebbels bio quashed in U.S.

In Brief

April 05, 1996

St. Martin's Press has dropped plans to publish in America a biography of Hitler's propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, branding the book an anti-Semitic, "insidious piece of Goebbels-like propaganda."

"There's no worse way to compound a mistake than by not admitting it and not correcting it if you can," said Thomas J. McCormack, chairman of the publishing house.

"Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich" -- which is already out in England -- was written by David Irving, a British author who contends among other things that Hitler did not know Jews were being exterminated and that there's no proof gas chambers at Auschwitz were used to kill Jews.

The Anti-Defamation League denounced Mr. Irving as "an apologist for the Nazi regime."

Pub Date: 4/05/96

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