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As the world's foremost expert on denial and the havoc wreaked on the historical record by "revisionists," Deborah Lipstadt, PhD, commands an exceptional understanding of deniers' tactics and methods to dispel the ignorance and racism they inflame. Author of the seminal Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, she was sued for libel by infamous denier David Irving. Her subsequent legal triumph stands as a significant testament in the battle for historical truth. The 2016 film Denial, based on Lipstadt's History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, was nominated for Best British film at the 2017 British Academy Film Awards. Lipstadt currently serves as the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. She was a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served two terms on its US Holocaust Memorial Council. Hosted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival.
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