Serge Thion

Serge Thion was born in 1942. From 1971 to 2000 he worked as a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) focusing on Cambodia and Vietnam. In 1980 he published the book Vérité Historique Ou Vérité Politique? (Historical Truth or Political Truth?) chronicalling the affair Robert Faurisson. Ever since he has been closely associated with revisionist activities in France, although usually in a rather clandestine way. In 1993 Thion privately published the revisionist book Une Allumette sur la banquise (A Matchstick on an Ice Flow). In November 2000 he was dismissed from the CNRS for his revisionist activities. He was condemned and fined for defamation in December 2002 in France for critiquing the French writer Didier Daeninckx. Thion attended the 2006 revisionist conference in Tehran. Israeli philosopher Elhanan Yakira has cited Thion as one of a number of revisionists on the radical left in France whose views on the Holocaust have made revisionism "a central issue in France and elsewhere."



Souvent, il semble que l'esprit s'oublie, se perde, mais à l'intérieur, il est toujours en opposition avec lui-même. Il est progrès intérieur et comme Hamlet dit de l'esprit de son père : « Bien travaillé, vieille taupe ! »—Hegel Nous reconnaissons notre vieil ami, notre vieille taupe qui sait si …

Historien de la nuit » nous dit Le Monde, en présentant les travaux d'un « amateur », pharmacien le jour.[1] L'un des plus constants reproches adressés il y a une douzaine d'années aux révisionnistes, celui d'être des « historiens amateurs » est soudainement présenté comme une qualité qui garantirait …

On permettra peut-être à un révisionniste de dire quelques mots après l'avalanche de commentaires qui a suivi l'éclosion de l'affaire Garaudy et celle de l'abbé Pierre. Je n'entrerai pas dans la discussion du contenu du livre puisqu'elle est interdite par la loi. Mais je ferai l'observation suivante : aucun publicitaire …

The aspects which link modern-day gas to the magic weapons of tales and legends are its invisibility and its supposed omnipotence. Frightening powers are attributed to it, and the terror that its use evokes arises from the impossibility of predicting it. Other substances, equally magical and mysterious, have sprung forth …

I The text below [1] was intended to be the foreword to the Arabic edition of the book, "Historical Truth or Political Truth?", scheduled to appear at the end of 1982. That publication project, and the translation into Arabic, was undertaken by a group of Lebanese militants, without the knowledge …

Editor’s introduction Considerable attention has been devoted during the past year to a book on “The Crematories of Auschwitz” by French pharmacist Jean-Claude Pressac. Published in September 1993, it has been widely praised for providing definitive proof that the “Holocaust deniers” are wrong. For example, The New Yorker (Nov. 15, …

Serge Thion, born in 1942, has devoted some 30 years to study, analysis and writing on social, economic and political issues, particularly in agrarian societies. He received a doctorate in sociology from the Paris Sorbonne in 1967. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, half of them dealing with …