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Jewish Advocate (Boston)
12-18 February, 1993
A French Holocaust-denier whose attempt to return to his teaching job was
blocked by protesting students has again been suspended indefinitely by the
school where he taught. Bernard Notin was suspended indefinitely from
teaching at Lyon III University in southeastern France, which had agreed to
take him back on his job as an economics lecturer after three years of
suspension. Last week, some 50 demonstators, led by the French Union of
Jewish Students, physically prevented the Holocaust-denier from entering the
classroom. Notin, who wrote an article in an academic journal decrying the
existence of gas chambers during the Holocaust, said after the decision to
suspend him indefinitely that he never meant to deny the existence of gas
chambers in the Nazi death camps. But in an interview on French television a
few days before he was blocked from entering the classroom, Notin said he
stood by every single word he had written on the subject.

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