Jewish group seeks to bar Auschwitz denier

A Jewish group has asked authorities in Jackson, Miss., not to host David Irving, who has publicly denied the existence of gas chambers at Auschwitz.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants on Oct. 13 asked Mayor Harvey Johnson to bar the controversial British historian from speaking at town hall on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

White separatists including lawyer Richard Barret, the founder of the Nationalist movement, invited Irving to Jackson as part of a book signing tour, according to the Jackson Free Press. — jta