I don't know how many know of the debate behind the legislation of France, against negationism.
There had been a debate between Faurisson and some others. In that debate, Faurisson had cross examined* Auschwitz survivors. After that cross examination, one had said that Faurisson did not respect old people.
And then the law which outlawed his research was passed, not least with that argument. He could himself not be tied to National Socialism and is even now not very close to National Socialists. They honour him, but it is not exactly mutual. So, the main argument was, he had been disrespectful to the elderly.
How respectful are Jews themselves to the elderly?
Just recently, I read news, a man who was doctor in the camps and denies genocidal guilt, and who is very old now, was going to be dragged before court in Germany. By request from Wiesenthal Center. And now this:
mail dot com : Few Nazi crimes suspects lost pensions, review reveals
November 22, 2016
BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nazi war crimes suspects may have been able to continue receiving disability pensions despite a law passed nearly two decades ago ordering them revoked, according to an official review quietly published Tuesday that revealed that only 99 people lost their payments. ... When the law was passed in 1998, the expectation was that it would result in up to 50,000 people losing their pensions, according to the report. But the review found that only 99 people suspected of "crimes against the principles of humanity" ever lost their pensions. The research covered the years 1998-2013 but no more have been removed to date.
We are here not speaking of condemned criminals losing disability pensions, but of suspects so losing them. A suspect by definition is innocent until proven guilty.
"The results are incredibly disappointing," said Efraim Zuroff, the top Nazi hunter at the Simon Wiesenthal Center . "I never thought in my worst nightmares that the number would be so low." The Labor Ministry would not comment on the phone and did not immediately respond to emailed questions.
So, 99 persons have been impoverished due to his or his colleagues' efforts. It is like a nightmare to him that they are not more.
The "law" was passed in 1998. Divide that number by three, and see what you get** (it was a bad year for me too).
Those who in France voted the Gayssot Act presumably were moved by pity for the elderly Camp Survivors who had felt humiliated by Faurisson - who is himself a bit old now.
But being respectful for German elderly somewhat loosely connected to the Camps, though not condemned for any crimes so far, is not exactly on their agenda.
As long as many Jews seem to cheer this on, I don't think Jews will be very popular.
Hans Georg Lundahl
Feast of St Cecily
* In debate, not as if he was holding a trial.
** And if you get a number reminding of Apocalypse 13:18, don't be surprised. 19:3=6, remain 1 ...