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Holocaust debunker Robert
Faurisson with Fred
Jewish Telegraphic Agency,
New York, December 26, 2001:
Faurisson in the Quid
PARIS, Dec. 26 (JTA):
French Jews have won an
important victory in their struggle
against Holocaust deniers.
On Dec. 20, a coalition of five Jewish
organizations including the Union of
French Jewish Students, or UEJF; the
League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism,
known as LICRA; and
Memory 2000 reached an agreement with
France's most popular encyclopedia about
its use of the work of Robert
Faurisson, the father of French
The Jewish groups had filed a motion in
a Paris court to force the editors of
Quid to remove its reference to
Faurisson from future editions. The two
parties managed to arrive at a settlement
before the court could decide the issue.
According to the arrangement,
Quid will remove Faurisson's
account of the number of Jewish deaths at
Auschwitz from all future print editions
and from its Internet site.
professor at the University of Lyon 2,
Faurisson was condemned in a French
court and removed from his post for
disseminating scholarship radically
minimizing the death count at Auschwitz
and arguing that Jews there died of
typhus and malnutrition, not at the
hands of the Nazis.
According to the arrangement,
Quid will drop its mention of these
ideas in its historical section on the
Holocaust, but will continue to present
Faurisson's work in a more general
description of Holocaust revisionism.
However, the encyclopedia will include a
reminder of Faurisson's condemnation as an
In addition to these revisions,
Quid also must publicize the
agreement by posting announcements in its
100 most important points of sale and in
advertisements in the daily Le
Figaro and in Le Monde de
l'Education, a publication aimed at
teachers and educational administrators.
The campaign against Quid is
part of an ongoing battle waged by
UEJF, LICRA, the
anti-racist group I Accuse and a host of
other organizations against Holocaust
revisionism and neo-Nazism on the Internet
and in French schools.
Last year, a number of these groups
pressured Yahoo France to bar the sale of
Nazi memorabilia from its auction site.
More recently, an alliance of seven
Jewish organizations sought to legally
force French Internet providers to prevent
users from accessing the American neo-Nazi
Web portal front 14 org, which supplies
links to over three hundred neo-Nazi and
xenophobic Web sites.
Following proceedings involving
technicians, legal scholars and
philosophers, the court decided that
blocking the site would violate the
Internet providers' "obligation of
Quid represented a particularly
important target of the groups' efforts,
because the single volume encyclopedia is
a fixture of French households.
"It's where French students go to find
answers," commented Philip Aim,
president of the Lyon section of the
Aim and the rest of his group were
about removing Faurisson's
theories. The Lyon chapter of the
organization has led the charge over the
last year to investigate the influence of
extremist scholars at the University of
Lyon, where Faurisson served as professor.
Several weeks ago, the Ministry of
Education yielded to their pressure by
assigning an outside
render a judgment on the
items on this website:
19, 2001: Le "Quid" attaqué pour
avoir cité la thèse
négationniste de M.