Born near London on January 25, 1929 to a French father and a British mother (of Scottish origin), Professor Robert Faurisson successively taught French, Latin and Greek, then modern and contemporary French literature and, finally, the “critical appraisal of texts and documents (literature, history, media)”. He worked, notably, at the Sorbonne, then at a university in Lyon. After publishing the results of his historical research he was deprived of the right to teach. He began to make his findings known especially in 1978-1979 with two articles in the daily Le Monde, in which he particularly pointed out his knowledge of the crematoria at Auschwitz and Birkenau (having discovered, on March 19, 1976, the building plans that had been kept hidden till then) and explained the physical and chemical impossibility of the alleged operation of homicidal gas chambers in the German concentration camps. On December 17, 1980, in an interview on the French radio station Europe n° 1, he summed up his historical revisionism in a sentence of 60 words:
The alleged Hitlerite gas chambers and the alleged genocide of the Jews form one and the same historical lie, which has permitted a gigantic political and financial swindle whose main beneficiaries are the State of Israel and international Zionism and whose main victims are the German people – but not their leaders – and the Palestinian people in their entirety.
Between 1978 and 1993 R. Faurisson suffered ten physical assaults. From 1981 to today he has often been convicted by the courts but never yet sentenced to actual imprisonment. On July 13, 1990, in the hope of silencing him, the French government brought in special legislation against revisionism, known either as the “loi Faurisson” or the “loi Fabius-Gayssot”, after its promoter, Laurent Fabius – a very wealthy Socialist member of parliament of Jewish origin – and its main sponsor, Jean-Claude Gayssot, a Communist member.
R. Faurisson is the author of ten books in French, amongst which Ecrits révisionnistes in six volumes (a seventh is in preparation). These books are distributed primarily by Éditions Akribeia (a Greek word meaning “exactitude”), 45/3 Route de Vourles, F – 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval. His “unofficial blog” is at www.robertfaurisson.blogspot.com [defunct]; a 93-minute video dated September 11, 2011 and entitled “A man: Robert Faurisson” can be viewed at www.unhommefaurisson.com [defunct] in French, English, German and other languages as well.
August 17, 2013