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/ Robert Faurisson

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I’m not accustomed to receiving compliments and congratulations in my country, douce France[1] Only a few days ago, in Le Figaro [May 26, 2000], one Gérard Slama wrote that I was "the past master at the art of blackmailing scientific truth." Recently, on the front page of Le Monde des Lettres [March 24, 2000], I... Read More
This very day, Serge Thion is being tried in Paris, while Vincent Reynouard answers a summons to appear before an examining magistrate in Limoges. I myself have been notified by Michel Favre, an examining magistrate in Fribourg (Switzerland), of his finding that I am guilty of violating Switzerland's anti-revisionist law by writing a revisionist article.... Read More
Without the lie of the alleged Holocaust and the alleged gas chambers, the State of Israel would not exist, and the world would be a more peaceful place. The false Holocaust has become the sword and the shield of Israel, endangering peace. An imaginary holocaust, invented and nurtured by the Zionists of Israel and the... Read More
For the historian, the sociologist, or the jurist, the case of Australian revisionist Fredrick Töben is one of the simplest and most instructive. It is also both appalling and amusing. One day, moved by curiosity, this German-born Australian departed the antipodes for France, to confer with a revisionist who had coined the phrase "No holes,... Read More
Five introductory remarks: I do mean "the leaders," and not: "the intellectuals, the academics, the journalists," some of whom have already expressed themselves on the matter; The word "Holocaust" (always to be placed in quotation marks) designates the triple myth of the alleged genocide of the Jews, the alleged Nazi gas chambers, and the alleged... Read More
The photography exposition "Mémoire des camps," currently on view in Paris at the seventeenth century palace known as the Hôtel de Sully, is stirring disquiet in some Jewish circles. This exposition, from which care has been taken to eliminate a few too obvious fakes, renders all the more stark, in our materialist age of the... Read More
An update
In 1980, the prominent French Jewish scholar Pierre Vidal-Naquet, in whose eyes I am nothing but an "assassin of memory" (Jewish memory, it is understood), nonetheless wrote:[2] Those familiar with Vidal-Naquet, and his penchant for chopping and changing, will not be surprised to learn that, a few years afterwards, the professor repudiated this statement. The... Read More
On November 1, 2000, French historian and sociologist Serge Thion, 58 and a father of three, was dismissed from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), without salary or severance pay. [Thion is the author of numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Vérité historique ou vérité politique?, a collection of revisionist essays published... Read More
Still under fierce attack in the pages of Le Monde, Faurisson sent yet another "righ
A Revisionist Chronicle
The following is the remark, not of a revisionist, but rather by an anti-revisionist:[1] And he went on to add: Writings such as this essay cannot be sold openly in my country. They must be published and distributed privately. In France, it is forbidden to question the Shoah -- also called the "Holocaust." A law... Read More
Since 1948, the year of the founding by Polish Communist authorities of the Auschwitz State Museum, millions of tourists -- 500,000 visitors per year in the early 1990s -- have visited the crematory building of the main camp (Auschwitz I) with its "gas chamber" room. Museum guides present this crematory structure (Krema) and its "gas... Read More
In addition to the phrase "No Holes, No Holocaust," one may now add: "And no light, no smoke, no stench." This is thanks to Dr. Maurice Rossel, an official of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who, in September 1944, visited the Auschwitz camp Commandant. (For more on this, see my 1980, essay, "Sur... Read More
On February 7, 1996, Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and professor at Boston University, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Jules Verne University at Picardy, France. Reporting on the speech delivered by Wiesel on that occasion, the local newspaper (Le Courrier Picard, Feb. 9, 1996) informed readers: Here one can see Elie Wiesel's typical... Read More
Raul Hilberg, the most prestigious of the authors who defend the thesis of the physical extermination of Jews by the Germans during the Second World War, began his investigation of this subject in 1948. In 1961, after more than a dozen years' labor, he published The Destruction of the European Jews (Chicago: Quadrangle Books). In... Read More
Paying Tribute to Jewish Power
Alain Finkielkraut is a professor of philosophy at France's elite Ecole Polytechnique who for years has been a darling of a certain section of the Parisian intelligentsia. In 1982, at the time of one of my first trials for calling the Auschwitz gas chamber story a historical lie, he revealed his concern about revisionism in... Read More
The Failure of Rabbi Berenbaum
Michael Berenbaum, co-editor of this collection of essays, is a theologian and a rabbi. His personal drama arises from having wished, for several years, to pose as a historian, and from finding himself now, with the publication of this book, to be the plain and simple theologian and rabbi who, in reality, he has never... Read More
An Orthodox Historian Finally Acknowledges
Born in 1939, Jacques Baynac is a French historian who is the author of several books.[1] A scholar whose sympathies lean to the left, he harbors a definite hostility toward revisionists (whom he calls "deniers"), and particularly toward revisionist writer and publisher Pierre Guillaume and myself. For years he affirmed the existence of Nazi homicidal... Read More
On April 2, 1998, after the longest trial in all of French history, Maurice Papon, aged 87, was found guilty of complicity in “crimes against humanity,” and sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment as well as ten years’ privation of his civic, civil, and family rights. He was also stripped of all his decorations, particularly that... Read More
On the subject of the Nazi gas chambers, Jean-Marie Le Pen recently stated: "If you take a thousand-page book on the Second World War, the concentration camps occupy two pages and the gas chambers ten or fifteen lines, and that's called a detail." He might have brought up some even harder hitting and more precise... Read More
British historian Martin Gilbert is a falsifier. While he is best known as the official biographer of Winston Churchill, he has also written several widely-lauded works on the "Holocaust." Gilbert, who is Jewish, staunchly defends the thesis of the so-called extermination of the Jews, an extermination allegedly carried out in particular by means of homicidal... Read More
Since 1990, Bernard Notin, assistant professor of economics at the University of Lyon III, has been unable to practice his profession -- in spite of French law -- because of a decision by the Jewish institutions and organizations of Lyon represented by Dr. Marc Aron,[1] as well as the Union of Jewish Students of France... Read More
At the beginning of 1940, Auschwitz was no more than a town of 13,000 population in German Upper Silesia. Then, in May of 1940, on the outskirts of Auschwitz, construction of a "transit camp" for 10,000 Polish prisoners was begun at the site of a former artillery barracks of the Polish army. In the years... Read More
This essay, written in June 1995, is based on documentation provided by Robert Faurisson. Copies of the French-language text have been sent to key French government and police authorities. In its issue of June 1991, the French monthly Le Choc du mois ("The Shock of the Month") published a rather lengthy report entitled "Jewish Militants:... Read More
Jewish Insurrection or German Police Operation?
Each year, around April 19, the media and politicians commemorate what they call the Warsaw ghetto 'uprising,' 'revolt' or 'insurrection.' [1] In journalistic accounts the affair has taken on increasingly epic and symbolic proportions. At a Holocaust ceremony in New York in April 1993, American Vice President Al Gore declared: 'The story of the Warsaw... Read More
A Brief Response to a Widely-Acclaimed Rebuttal of Holocaust Revisionism
In 1989, French pharmacist Jean-Claude Pressac published in English a massive book deceptively entitled Auschwitz: Technique and Operation of the Gas Chambers. In my review of this book (published in the spring and summer 199
A Red-Letter Day for Revisionism, April 22, 1993
The question of the existence or non-existence of the Nazi gas chambers is one of considerable historical importance. If the gas chambers existed, they provide evidence that the Germans attempted to physically exterminate the Jews; on the other hand, if they didn't exist, we have no evidence of such an extermination attempt. Pierre Vidal-Naquet, a... Read More
Summary Executions in Certain Communes of Charente Limousine
In the course of the 1960's and the beginning of the '70's, Robert Faurisson began an investigation of the Purge (French: Epuration), limited to those summary executions which took place in the summer of 1944 in a part of Charente known as Charente Limousine, or Confolentais. This meticulous study was to have been published under... Read More
The myth of the "gassing" of the Jews during the Second World War is only a recurrence -- or a recycling -- of a myth from the First World War: that of the "gassing" of Serbs by the Germans, the Austrians, and the Bulgarians. On March 22, 1916, the London Daily Telegaph printed, on its... Read More
Fred A. Leuchter is a 46-year old engineer who lives in Boston. He is a specialist in planning and building execution facilities for American penitentiaries. One of his achievements was the modernization of the execution gas chamber in the penitentiary at Jefferson City, Missouri. Ernst Zündel is a 50-year-old German who lives in Toronto, where... Read More
Bernard Notin, forty years old, married with five children, senior lecturer at the University of Lyon-III (titled Jean Moulin) was denounced in the newspaper Le Monde January 28-29, 1990, p. 9) by Edwy Plenel for an article published in the review Economies et Sociétés (no. 32 of a review published by Presses Universitaires de Grenoble... Read More
Although I may not agree with every observation made in Der Auschwitz Mythos, I must nevertheless state that it is a profound book, particularly in its analysis of the Frankfurt Trial (1963-1965), in which the author reveals to us the phenomenon, still so obscure and disquieting, of the human "will to believe." The Frankfurt Trial... Read More
In the United States a Jewish Professor Takes the Revisionist Path In its May 1989 issue, Newsweek described (pp. 64-65) a "storm over a new book" devoted to "the extermination of the Jews" during the Second World War. The book is Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The "Final Solution" in History. Pierre Vidal-Naquet's Friend... Read More
One reason for skepticism about the famous diary attributed to Anne Frank is the existence of strikingly different samples of handwriting supposedly written by her within a two and a half year period. My first work about the Anne Frank diary was published in French in 1980. A translation of it appeared in the Summer... Read More
Paper Presented to the Eighth International Revisionist Conference. What is usually called the "Faurisson Affair" began on 16 November 1978 with the publication of an article about me in the newspaper Le Matin de Paris. For several years I had realized that as soon as the press made public my opinions about Revisionism I would... Read More
On May 13, 1988, Ernst Zündel was sentenced by Judge Ronald Thomas of the District Court of Ontario, in Toronto, to nine months in prison for having distributed a Revisionist booklet that is now 14 years old: Did Six Million Really Die? Ernst Zündel lives in Toronto where, up until a few years ago, he... Read More
Fred A. Leuchter, 45, is an engineer living in Boston, Massachusetts, who specializes in the design and fabrication of execution hardware used in prisons throughout the United States. One of his major projects was the design of a new gas chamber at the Missouri State Penitentiary at Jefferson City. In January of 1988, I was... Read More
Shoah is a Hebrew word which means catastrophe. It has become a synonym for extermination, or genocide, or Holocaust. It serves as the title of a seemingly endless film by Claude Lanzmann. Marek Edelman, a leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, described the film as "boring," "not very interesting," and "a failure" (Le Monde,... Read More
Rudolf Höss was the first of three successive commandants of the Auschwitz concentration camp. He is often called "theCommandant of Auschwitz," and the general public knows of him from a book published under the title Commandant in Auschwitz. He appeared before the International Military Tribunal as a witness on 15 April 1946, where his deposition... Read More
Pierre Vidal-Naquet is also the author of a long article entitled "Un Eichmann de Papier" ("A Paper Eichmann") which was directed against me. I responded to that article with my own "Réponse à on historien de papier" ("Response to a Paper Historian "). The article by Vidal-Naquet first appeared in the review Esprit (No. 45,... Read More
At the time of the fifth international Revisionist Conference sponsored by the Institute for Historical Review, held in Los Angeles on 3-5 September 1983, I had the pleasure of meeting David Irving for the first time. Unfortunately, our meeting was too short. We had a brief conversation, and then I listened to his presentation. At... Read More
Is The Diary of Anne Frank genuine? For two years that question was included in the official syllabus "Text and Document Criticism," a seminar reserved for degreed students in their fourth year. The conclusion of my studies and research is that The Diary of Anne Frank is a fraud. In order to study the question... Read More
Zyklon B is a hydrocyanic acid that is given off by evaporation. It is used for the disinfection of ships, silos and dwellings as well as for the destruction of pests. It is still manufactured today in Frankfurt-on-Main. It is sold in Western Europe, in Eastern Europe, in the United States and nearly everwhere in... Read More
Questions by Antonio Pitamitz To Robert Faurisson (Storia Illustrata, August 1979) Translated by Vivian Bird Expanded, reviewed, and corrected by Dr. Robert Faurisson QUESTION 1: Monsieur Faurisson, for some time now in France -- and not only in France -- you have found yoursellf at the center of a bitter controversy resulting from certain things... Read More
Some SS men have confessed that there were some "gas chambers" at Auschwitz or at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The three most important confessions are those of Rudolf Höss, of Pery Broad and, finally, of Professor Doctor Johann Paul Kremer. For a long time the Exterminationists have especially counted on the first of these confessions: that of Rudolf... Read More
The following letters were mailed to the editor of the New Statesman, 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7HJ, Great Britain, following the publication of an article attacking Revisionism on 2 November 1979, by Gitta Sereny. 18 November 1979 Dear Sir: In general Gitta Sereny's few substantive arguments (NS, 2 November) are answered in my book... Read More
No one, not even those individuals who regard the Third Reich with nostalgia, denies the existence of concentration camps under Hitler. Everyone also recognizes that certain camps were equipped with crematory ovens: instead of being buried, the corpses were reduced to ashes. The repeated occurrence of epidemics made cremation necessary, especially for those who had... Read More
Among all those who make statements, speeches or use sentences in which the expression "gas chamber" appears, how many of those people actually know what they are talking about? It has not taken me very long to realize that many people commit one of the most glaring errors. These people imagine a "gas chamber" as... Read More
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