Holocaust, historian badly
France -- A leading
French revisionist historian who denies
that millions of Jews were killed in the
Holocaust was recovering from surgery
yesterday after a savage
Faurisson, 60, suffered a broken jaw
and ribs and severe head injuries in the
attack by three youths while he was
walking his dog in the town of Vichy.
A hospital spokesman in
Clermont-Ferrand, the central French city
where he was transferred for surgery, said
Mr. Faurisson's condition was stable.
"He was conscious, but he couldn't
speak," said a fire fighter who gave Mr.
Faurisson first aid. "His jaw was smashed.
They destroyed his face."
unknown group, The Sons of the Memory
of the Jews, took responsibility for
the attack, saying those who deny the
Holocaust should "beware."
Veteran Nazi-hunters Serge and
Beate Klarsfeld said they were not
surprised by the attack. "Someone who has
provoked the Jewish community for years
should expect this sort of thing [a
vicious, near-fatal beating]," Serge