A British author considered to be among the most prominent Holocaust deniers in the world is scheduled to speak in Kalispell May 4, and in Billings two days later.
Tickets are available on the website of David Irving to an event at a private location in Kalispell where he will give a speech titled, “The Life and Death of Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s lieutenant. 44 years in 44 minutes,” followed by a question-and-answer session. Those who purchase a $15-ticket will have the event’s location emailed to them, according to the site for his company. Irving’s Montana stops are part of a wide-ranging tour through the West and Midwest. Before arriving in the Flathead, Irving is scheduled to speak in Seattle and Spokane. After his May 6 speech in Billings, he heads to Bismarck and Fargo, N.D.
Though Irving’s initial military history books on World War II, published during the 1960s and 1970s, were highly regarded by fellow historians, over ensuing decades his work grew increasingly anti-Semitic and sympathetic to the Third Reich.