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    Hitler appointed me his biographer, says British historian

    London (PTI): An eminent British historian, jailed for denying the existence of Holocaust in Germany, has claimed that he was chosen by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler to be the Fuhrer's official biographer.

    "Hitler appointed me his biographer," David Irving told 'The Independent'.

    According to Irving, Hitler prophesied him as the man who would clear away "the smears" and "bring the truth at last to an unwilling world".

    He said: "I made a great point of tracking down all Hitler's surviving doctors and I identified Erwin Giesing as the doctor who treated Hitler after the bomb attempt on his life in 1944."

    The historian claimed that after tracking Giesing down in the 1970s to Aachen in West Germany, the doctor had said: "Yes, I've been expecting you."

    Irving said that he was immediately handed a 400-page file. "Giesing said it was his diary (of his time with Hitler) That's what you have come for. (he said). I asked why, why me?

    Why haven't you given it to Jacobson or Hilburg or any of the other historians? Giesing said the answer lay on page 385. "It is August 1944 and he is treating Hitler -- cauterising his eardrum -- and he says, 'Mein Furher you realise that you have the same illness now in your inner ear that the Kaiser had?'. Hitler said, 'Yes that is true, how did you know that?'.

    "And Geesing said he had read it in the biography of the Kaiser written by an Englishman, J D Chamier. And he says Hitler replied: 'One day, an Englishman will come along and write my biography. But it cannot be an English man of the present generation. It will have to be an Englishman of the next generation'."


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