As Roger Boyes, Berlin Correspondent of The Times, reports on Irving's trial from Vienna:
"Irving walked in with a swagger but soon ended pushed up against the wall in cross-questioning by the judge that forced him to apologise or express regret for almost every utterance he had made over the past 20 years.
He is saying that since he saw various documents in 1992 he has changed his mind and now accepts that Jews were killed.
The judge is pushing him all the time, demanding apologies - he's being even tougher than the prosecutor.
"The essential weakness of Irving's case is that the libel case in
London, which finished in 2000, showed him even then to be a
distorter of the historical truth and exposed lots of his arguments as false. So it's hard for him to claim that he stopped being a Holocaust denier back in 1992.