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Outraged war veterans and former Resistance fighters here have brought legal action against a group of revisionists spreading propaganda among schoolchildren that the Holocaust never occurred.

The latest example was a 15-page pamphlet written in 1979 by Robert Faurisson which mocks “the war fib” that Jews and others died in Nazi concentration camps.

The pamphlet was mailed recently to about 40 French students from the Caen area in northwest France who had just returned from a tour of the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland.

Three organizations of veterans, Resistance fighters and former deportees have filed suit under a law passed last year that makes it a misdemeanor to deny crimes against humanity.

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