June 24th, 2016: Condemnation confirmed for negationist Vincent Reynouard
Information source: Normandie-Actu.fr
The former professor of mathematics, who worked in Honfleur and resided in Saint-Lô (Manche), was stripped from the National Education for his denialist theories, which he continues to propagate on his YouTube channel. Shortly before the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in early 2014, he questioned the extermination of Jews in Europe. He went so far as to draw a parallel between the study trips at Auschwitz and “an embrigade in the name of the duty of memory.”
Several associations file complaints
In this film, Vincent Reynouard challenged two associations: D-Day Overlord and Westlake Brothers Souvenir. They filed a complaint in February 2014 with other groups, including the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, for slandering and challenging crimes against humanity. The man was then sentenced to two years in prison on 11 February 2015 by the court of Coutances (Manche). The sanction was found to be too cumbersome (the maximum provided for in the Criminal Code is one year for the offense of challenging crimes against humanity), so it was retried on 17 June 2015 by the Court of Appeal, Call of Caen. The latter had pronounced a prison sentence of one year.