David Irving, the Holocaust-denying author, is planning a return to Germany at a lavish fundraising dinner - but Berlin hoteliers have banned him from taking their rooms.
Irving, who describes himself as a historian, had been banned from entering Germany until last March, but plans to return this September to speak at a £70-a-head dinner, at an undisclosed location.
The 75-year-old is renowned for personally reviewing each member of the guestlist when he speaks, checking their political credentials.
Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association has urged its members not to book a room for Irving.
A campaign by Green Party Bundestag member Volker Beck called on hotels not to book a room for the speaker.
The Berlin hoteliers association Dehoga told its members “Please don’t give any ‘room’ to right-wing extremist propaganda."
"I trust that Irving will not be accommodated by our members," Dehoga manager Thomas Lengfelder told the Tagesspiegel newspaper.
“Please don’t give any ‘room’ to right-wing extremist propaganda,” tthe BHA said in a statement sent to members.
Most hotels in the capital are members of the association, though smaller B&Bs are not.
Irving had been barred from entering Germany until 2022, but a Munich court accepted his appeal against the ban.