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Robert Faurisson, the first Frenchman to be convicted of Holocaust denial, has died at the age of 89.

Over several decades he became his country’s most notorious revisionist, having contested Anne Frank’s Diary’s authenticity and defended French wartime leader Philippe Petain for collaborating with Nazi Germany.

His sister said he collapsed in his hometown of Vichy, the very city where Petain’s government set its headquarters during the war.

Faurisson was convicted numerous times from 1981 to 2016 repeating his revisionist comments and writings.

He was known for writing that gas chambers were “the biggest lie of the 20th century” and that there had been no systematic killing in Nazi camps, claiming the deported Jews had died of disease and malnutrition.

Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the far-right National Front party, said he had fought for free expression.

“Faurisson is a symbol of the way free speech has been criminalised in this county,” Mr Le Pen said in a statement after his death was announced.

“The State went through great lengths to silence Faurisson for decades.”


Jean-Marie Le Pen, The Jewish Chronicle 7 Comments [11/4/2018 11:50:25 AM]
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checkmate

he collapsed in his hometown of Vichy


Just drop him in the dumpster. The trash will be picked up on Tuesday.

11/4/2018 12:12:06 PM

Dr. Killjoy

Fascists always support free speech until they're the ones in power.

11/4/2018 12:20:12 PM

Kanna

...when they should have made sure he had mental help instead...

11/4/2018 1:43:31 PM

ChrisBP747

@Dr. Killjoy
Small correction: They support what they think should be free speech, namely their own opinions and ideologies. OTHER opinions and ideologies are fake news, lies or plain wrong and already need not apply.

Also fuck holocaust deniers. Anyone who knows of the history of the Third Reich should know exactly what these assholes try to do with this, reimagining history so that fascism gets a better image again and can be revived. Same goes for people calling the NSDAP a "left-wing party" or who say that Hitler was a mistake "but he had the right ideas". Fuck all of them. Never again!

11/4/2018 1:58:13 PM

Anon-e-moose

The inferior subhuman Nazis led by Le Penis died in 2017 when Navy La Penis was destroyed by Le Makron:



I for one welcome our new Strogg overlords.

What The State did to $cientology.

When even they can be silenced, frankly status quo not just being a band should stop you from being in a certain river in Egypt about what is proven historical fact.

Just ask the veterans of the Resistance in WWII, Le Penis. Just ask Chuck Yeager: who fought alongside those anti-Nazis.

So the Supreme Leader of the Strogg criminalises your... 'Freeze Peach', little inferior subhuman Nazi? Just ask the veterans of Omaha Beach about that.

11/4/2018 2:18:42 PM

Indicible

Robert Faurisson? Who is that? I examined all the evidence, reviewed all names and numbers, and I can say that this man never existed. He was a hoax perpetrated by Holocaust deniers to garner sympathy as free speech advocates while hiding their true agenda: regain the power they lost after WW2.
I encourage people not to fall for this grossly exaggerated piece of news: Faurisson never existed and even if he did, he was never the knowledgeable free speech advocate his proponents claim him to be. [/sarcasm] #TwoCanPlayThisGame

11/5/2018 3:54:35 AM

Swede

What about the free speech and right to life for Jewish people, you old geezer?

Guys like this are strange; first they say "this group of people are sub-humans and shouldn't have any rights at all", and then they say "boohoo, mean people are trying to take free speech from us!".
What goes around, comes around, old man.

11/5/2018 5:24:39 AM

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