DAILYKENN.com -- Jean-Marie Le Pen, 90, has gone on record praising Jewish Holocaust skeptic Robert Faurisson.
Faurisson, who died October 21, 2018, was reputed to be France's most notorious historical revisionist. Le Pen is the founder of the National Front party which is now led by Marine Le Pen as the National Rally party (Rassemblement national).
Historians could silence skeptics by producing documentation beyond eyewitness accounts and photographs of shoes that verify the Jewish Holocaust occurred as presented by conventional history.
Skeptics usually contend that death-camp gas chambers were actually delousing facilities that logistically could not be used to kill humans due to structural components; such as windows and unsealed wood doors. They also contend that the incineration rate necessary to burn the corpses of 6-million Jews makes the official historical account impossible. The crematoria at the camps were simply not capable of incinerating that many bodies in the time allotted, they say. Rather, the crematoria were used to dispose of corpses of those who died of typhus and other natural causes while detained.
The far-left mainstream media commonly refers to patriot movements in Europe as "far right" in an apparent attempt to distance them from voters as "extremists" and "out of touch."
From thejc.com ▼ Shirli Sitbon
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.”
France passed memorial laws which outlaw Holocaust denial in 1990.
Mr Le Pen, the father of the current far-right leader Marine Le Pen, has himself been convicted for saying the gas chambers were a “detail” of Second World War history.
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