French academic scholar whose articles created much controversy for arguing that gas chambers did not exterminate Jews during WWII and that The Diary of Anne Frank and the accounts of Elle Wiesel are inauthentic.
He worked as a professor of French literature at the University of Lyon from 1973 until 1990.
He was fined after the Gayssot Act, which prosecutes those who deny the Holocaust, was passed in 1990 and fired from his teaching position the following year.
He was raised in Shepperton, Surrey and named after his father.
He published the article "The Diary of Anne Frank-A Forgery" in 1985.