Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt, an author who faced down a prominent Holocaust denier in a trial watched around the world, will speak Sunday in Columbia.
The event, part of the University of South Carolina’s Solomon-Tenenbaum annual lecture series, will be held at 7 p.m. at the MyCarolina Alumni Center ballroom, 900 Senate St., in the Vista. It is free and open to the public.
Lipstadt’s 2005 book, Denial, was made into a movie. It recounts her yearslong legal battle in a London courtroom with Holocaust denier Daniel Irving, whose writings minimized and obfuscated Adolf Hitler’s crimes against Jews and others during World War II.
Lipstadt’s victory in that trial was hailed as a triumph of historical fact over those who seek to propagandize an alternative version of events.