David Irving Trial Project

Authors Page

Juan Higuera

My name is Juan Higuera.  I was born and raised in Indio, California and at the time this project was put together I was a 19 year-old 2nd year student at the University of California Santa Barbara.  My goal is to obtain a history degree and emphasize my studies on the Nazi regime and the Holocaust.  It is my hope (and I feel that it is safe to say that it is that of my colleagues as well) that you find this project informative on Mr. Irving’s trial.

Joanna (right) with sister, Jessica

Joanna Funke

My name is Joanna Funke.  I am 20 years old and a 3rd year History major at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  I do not yet know what the future holds, but I am considering teaching, being a public defense attorney, or working with a human interest group to abolish the death penalty.  This project has been a very interesting one, allowing me to ponder the meaning of denying a particularly painful part of history, and the implications of such.  I hope you, the reader, have found meaning in what I’ve written, and that it will inspire you to learn about the Holocaust for yourself, and to work against racism today.


Jessica Sonquist

Jessica is a 2nd year student at UCSB.  She is a Santa Barbara local, and is proud to call such a beautiful place her hometown.  When she’s not in school, Jessica can be found working at Seymour Duncan, one of the largest guitar pickup manufacturers in the world.  It is a job that suits her well, with her love for music and playing guitar.   Jessica’s interest in the Holocaust stems from her family’s history.  She has spent many hours listening to her grandmother talk about her experiences during that time.