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July 19, 2013 11:39 am

Hotel Industry Gives Cold Shoulder to Holocaust Denier, Unlikely to Find a Room in Berlin

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Holocaust denier David Irving. Photo: Wikipedia.

Infamous Holocaust denier David Irving plans to return to Germany this September for the first time since a ban against him entering the country was revoked, but he may be hard pressed to find a hotel willing to accommodate his stay, at least in Berlin, where his visit is planned, the Huffington Post UK reported.

Irving, who describes himself as a historian, had been banned from entering Germany until 2022 because of his penchant for denying the Holocaust, but last March a court lifted the ban on appeal.

After plans by Irving to return this September to speak at a $120-a-head dinner were revealed, a campaign by Green Party Bundestag member Volker Beck called on hotels in the German capital not to allow the speaker to book a room.

Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association responded positively to the campaign, urging its members not to allow Irving to book a room.

The Berlin hoteliers association told its members “Please don’t give any ‘room’ to right-wing extremist propaganda.”

Most hotels in the capital are members of the association, though smaller B&Bs are not.

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    Someone will ultimately rent him a room. So what? Let him speak and make a fool of himself. No German over the age of 10 can take him seriously. Fools and liars are going to exist no matter who or what truth is presented. They insist upon their right to be fools. It extends as far back as biblical times and nothing will change it, certainly not facts.

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