Subject: Paul Grubach's "friendship" with David
Dear Mr. X,
Many thanks for your recent email concerning David Irving, in which you
write: "David I was rude to me in person some years ago and accused me of
"spamming" him on his web site. I will never say a bad word about his
writing, but personally, he is a big Brit arsehole!!!"
What is interesting to note is that the Revisionist scholar who all of us
like and admire, Germar Rudolf, once gave me a similar assessment of Mr.
Irving. He said: "David Irving is a fine historian. But he is the
biggest ashole under God's own sun. He has no friends."
In regard to the "Irving-Grubach" war, everything had died down, and
I had no intention whatsoever starting it up again. I just
wanted peace and to get on with the business of Revisionism.
And then, Irving used the tragic and unfortunate death of
Charles Provan to launch an unprovoked propaganda assault on Paul
Grubach. Like I said, this tells you something about the character of
David Irving. He uses an obituary to launch assaults on
I first met David Irving at an Institute for Historical Review
(IHR) conference in the late 1980s. I made the mistake of trying to
congratulate him on some of his books. He was very rude to me in return,
and just brushed me off.
At the IHR conference in 1990, Joe Fields and I were the security
guards. I still vividly recall David Irving's pompous and vain
behavior. He showed up with this arrogant English woman who refused to
smile or speak to anyone. He put up this large photograph of himself, sat
in the corner with this presumed girlfriend, and then he also refused to speak
with anyone or even smile!!!!!
Joe and I continually laughed and joked about the arrogance of the
man!! Apparently, Joe and I said, all attendees were
supposed to bow down and worship the huge photograph of David
Irving!! I again approached him to congratulate him on some of his
books. This time he simply--literally!!--pushed me aside, mumbled
something, and walked away.
Sometime in the past decade, David Irving "befriended" me. He knew
I was willing to loan him money. This is, I believe, the sole
reason he ever associated with me. He was having financial problems,
and he needed money to maintain his extravagant/jet-set lifestyle.
After all, it takes a lot of money to spend months on end vacationing
and writing in Key West, Florida.
Initially, he returned the money I loaned him. However, things
changed with the 2004 loan. I loaned him $2000. He told me over
the phone that he definitely, positively, would return the
money in one year with interest. He even wrote this into
the loan agreement.
When the time came to return my money in 2005, he initially refused to even
return the principal!! I told him that I would let him keep the interest
as long as he would return the principal ($2000). I direly needed the
money, as my mother (who I took care of for 13 years) had just passed away and
I needed it to pay her outstanding medical bills. It is only
after I threatened legal action that he reluctantly returned
I allowed him to pocket the interest. The arrogant, pompous
bastard did not even thank me for this!!!
I've received numerous reports that he has allegedly cheated and stole
money from well meaning and good patriots and revisionists.
I agree with the assessment of Germar Rudolf. I give David Irving
credit for his contributions to Revisionist history, but as a human being, he is
a somewhat sordid and repulsive character.