A French court has jailed a notorious French Holocaust denier for four months following his latest conviction.
Vincent Reynouard, 51, was jailed for four months on 25th November by a court in Paris. His latest conviction is in relation to a series of antisemitic postings on Facebook and Twitter and a 2018 YouTube video for which fellow French Holocaust denier, Hervé Lalin, received a 17-month-jail term in September.
Mr Reynouard’s first Holocaust denial conviction was in 1991 for distributing leaflets denying the existence of the gas chambers. Holocaust denial has been a criminal offence in France since 1990. He has been convicted on numerous occasions and his subsequent sentences include multiple prison terms and a 10,000 Euro fine.
Mr Reynouard is alleged to have ties to Catholic fundamentalist groups that deny the Holocaust. In a recent analysis of the French far-right, the newspaper Liberation claimed that Mr Reynouard and Mr Lalin are key members of a network of propagandists dedicated to the denial and distortion of the Holocaust.