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An Italian university shut down to prevent a lecture by a Holocaust denier. The head of the University of
Teramo, in central Italy, ordered the shutdown Friday after it failed to
dissuade Robert Faurisson from appearing. Faurisson, who has been prosecuted
in his native France for arguing that the Nazi gas chambers were a myth, had
been invited by a history professor at the university. Jewish groups
said the invitation was unbecoming of a serious academic
institution.

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