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Mar
18
2014

Remembering Paul Rassinier (18 March 1906 – 29 July 1967)

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By Richard A. Widmann-

Paul Rassinier

Paul Rassinier (1906-1967)

Today is the birthday of Paul Rassinier, widely considered to be the father of Holocaust revisionism.  Rassinier’s background and experiences topple the widely held stereotypes of Holocaust revisionists; he was a Holocaust survivor, a member of the French Resistance, and a Socialist member of the French assembly.

Rassinier participated in the founding of the Libre-Nord organization during the German occupation of France.  This organization resisted Nazi rule by, among other things, smuggling Jewish refugees over the Franco-Swiss border into Switzerland. As a result of his activities, Rassinier was arrested by German authorities who had him deported to the concentration camp at Buchenwald. He was later moved from Buchenwald to the camp at Dora where he survived through the end of the war.

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