Revisionists Hunted in Europe
by Robert Faurisson
19 June 2001
This very day, Serge Thion is being tried in Paris while Vincent Reynouard appears under
summons before a female examining magistrate in Limoges. I myself have received from Michel
Favre, examining magistrate in Fribourg (Switzerland), notification of his ruling
pronouncing me guilty of violating the Swiss anti-revisionist law by having written a
revisionist article, and sentencing me to one month's imprisonment without
The piece in question appeared in a booklet published in August 2000 by the association
"Verite et Justice" (CP 355, CH 1618 Ch'tel Saint Denis, Switzerland). The three persons in
charge of that association are currently facing legal proceedings which will allow them to
be heard in court.
For my part I had not been informed of any proceedings against me. The examining magistrate
had not apprised me of or alerted me about anything. He neither summoned me nor heard me.
He has, if one may put it thus, convicted me by correspondence. Some will be astonished by
this manner of process. They are unaware that, when it is a matter of stifling those who
arouse the wrath of Jewish or Zionist organisations, there is no longer any place for trust,
nor law, nor right. Those whom such organisations call, as the case may require, "Holocaust
deniers," "war criminals," "criminals against humanity," or perhaps "Palestinian terrorists"
have been forced to learn this.
Our Fribourg judge seems to me to be less deceitful than French justices like Simone Rozes,
Pierre Drai or Franaoise Simon who notify me, summon me to appear, pretend to listen to me,
and convict me, whatever case I make in my defence. Tomorrow, by registered letter, I shall
inform Michel Favre of my intention not to appeal against his ruling; I am prepared to hand
myself over to the Canton of Fribourg with a view towards serving my sentence. Had I the
forthrightness to challenge the decision and to appear in a Swiss court, I should receive
the same treatment as the Swiss revisionists before me; first, notice would be given that
any defence of a revisionist character would constitute a repetition of my offence; then my
counsel would only be able to use quibbling arguments and plead mitigating circumstances;
finally, any witness who gave testimony as to the substance of the case -- in a word,
historical reality -- would, upon demand of the prosecution service, himself be immediately
charged. My prison sentence would then run to twelve or fifteen months and the fines and
costs would amount to considerable sums of money. As for availing myself of the protection
of my French nationality, it would be useless even to consider such a prospect: the French
authorities, in their attempts to please the Grand Sanhedrin, would cooperate with
Switzerland as I have seen them work against me with a Dutch court in the Anne Frank case.
Besides, I no longer have the time, nor the money, nor the strength for these judicial
marathons condemned to failure.
In Switzerland as in France and a good number of other countries in the world, Jewish
organisations have, through continuous pressure, obtained the passage of special laws that
allow the prosecution of those who do not believe the kosher version of the history of the
Second World War, with its genocide of the Jews and its Nazi gas chambers (not to be
confused with the crematoria ovens whose existence and usefulness in camps ravaged by
epidemics are contested by no-one). Against skeptics in France -- and the expression of
mere doubt constitutes an offence -- the Fabius-Gayssot Act of 13 July 1990 provides for a
prison term of from one month to a year, a fine of from 2,000 to 300,000 francs and still
other penalties. In Switzerland, an identical law has been applied with rigour since
1995. Naturally these laws are impudently labelled "anti-racist" by their authors and
For the reader's information I ought well to point out here that, like my other revisionist
articles, the piece that has earned me a conviction today was of the same spirit as the
sixty-word sentence that I pronounced in December 1980 in an interview with Ivan Levao on
the Europe 1 radio network: "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 the main beneficiaries of which 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."
In his jargon, our so-called examining judge in the land of the "glacious Swiss" (Celine)
says that, as he sees things, "a favourable prognosis cannot be pronounced." He means that
no penance or repentance can be expected of me. Here for once is a clear-sighted judge!
He must know that ten physical assaults and a stream of convictions in the courts, writs of
seizure, a recent police search of my house, a professional ban, torrents of slander in the
national and foreign press (particularly in Le Monde, the oblique daily) have had the
sole effect of fortifying my determination, and all the more since, as far as scientific
argumentation is concerned, we are still in the same situation as on 21 February 1979 when
in precisely the aforementioned paper a "historians' declaration" amounted to a statement
that no-one was capable of answering me on the subject of the Nazi gas chambers.
I shall carry on my revisionist Intifada all the way to prison.
NB: In Lyon, the campaign conducted by Jewish organisations against the Universities of
Lyon II and III has been so virulent that, one after another, the officers of those
institutions see no course of action but to grovel before them, thus offering a spectacle
of the most disgraceful submission. For example, Jean Plantin has been summoned by the
president of the University of Lyon III to appear again before the jury which, eleven years
ago, had awarded him the mention "Tres Bien" for a master's thesis on Paul Rassinier. The
Jewish organisations and those who follow their lead are demanding the invalidation of the
thesis, hence of the degree. In so acting, the president invokes neither law, nor
regulation, nor administrative tenet. Nothing finer was ever devised in the Kingdom of the
Recently, Jean-Louis Berger has been barred from the secondary teaching corps, and Serge
Thion excluded from the CNRS.
Registered letter addressed to Michel Favre
I had never been notified, either by you or by any judicial authority of your country, of
the start of legal proceedings against me. I note that, in the secrecy of your chambers,
without having heard me, you have just sentenced me to a term of one month's imprisonment
and ordered me to pay 230 Swiss francs in "court costs."
Your penal ruling of 15 June 2001 was delivered to me yesterday, 19 June. I am prepared to
hand myself over to the Canton of Fribourg with a view towards serving my sentence. You
must inform me as quickly as possible of the place and date of my incarceration.
I shall be keen to see your face, if possible.
Vichy, Wednesday 20 June 2001
[Here is the address of the Inquisitor...]
Michel F A V R E
CP 1 5 6
CH 1 7 0 2 F R I B O U R G
Phone : 00 41 26 305 39 39
Fax : 00 41 26 305 39 49