François Duprat

François Duprat, a gifted  French historian, educator, and writer who was murdered in 1978, is apparently the first person to be killed because of his support for Holocaust revisionism.

He was born on October 26, 1940, in Corsica, and was educated in Bayonne , in Toulouse , and in Paris at the prestigious Louis-le-Grand lycée. In 1963 he earned a diploma of higher studies in history. After joining the National Front party in 1972, he developed a friendship with its leader, Jean Marie Le Pen. Duprat was chief editor of L’Action Européenne and of the Revue d’Histoire du Fascisme. He publicized the writings of former concentration camp inmate Paul Rassinier, distributed a French edition of the booklet, Did Six Million Really Die?, and published a revisionist article of his own, "The Mystery of the Gas Chambers.”

As a result of such activism, Duprat was assassinated on March 18, 1978, when the car he was driving was blown up in a bomb blast. He was 37 years old. His wife, who was with him, was severely injured in the sophisticated attack, and lost the use of her legs. A Jewish “Remembrance Commando” and a “Jewish Revolutionary Group” promptly claimed responsibility for the murder. No one was ever arrested or charged for these crimes.

For more about Duprat, see the entry about him in: Philip Rees, Biographical Dictionary of the Extreme Right Since 1890 (1990), pp. 106-107. See also Jewish Militants: Fifteen Years, and More, of Terrorism in France ,” The Journal of Historical Review, March-April 1996 (Vol. 16, No. 2), pp. 2-3.; M. Weber, The Zionist Terror Network (1993), page 14 (and page 20, notes 89, 90).; R. Faurisson, “The Zündel Trials (1985 and 1988),” The Journal of Historical Review, Winter 1988-89 (Vol. 8, No. 4), pp. 417-418.

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