Les procès de Maurice Bardèche (1948-1954). Combats pour l’honneur de la Résistance ou premiers procès du négationnisme ?

Translated title of the contribution: The trials of Maurice Bardèche (1948-1954). Struggle for the honour of the Resistance of first trials of Holocaust denial

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Abstract

In 1948, the publication of Maurice Bardèche’s pamphlet Nuremberg, or the Promised Land provoked strong reactions in France and triggered legal proceedings that would last over five years. Today, the book is largely considered to be the first to deny the Holocaust’s existence. This article studies the intellectual context of this publication, in conjunction with the details of several legal actions taken against its author. Prosecution and trial documents show while the fear of denying the reality of Nazi crimes was present, it was largely the revisionist narratives regarding the Vichy government and the French Resistance that motivated plaintiffs.
Translated title of the contributionThe trials of Maurice Bardèche (1948-1954). Struggle for the honour of the Resistance of first trials of Holocaust denial
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages13
Journal20 et 21
Volume2022/3
Issue number155
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

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