The founder of France's far right National Front party has been convicted of contesting crimes against humanity for saying the Nazi occupation was not “particularly inhumane”.
A French appeals court sentenced Jean-Marie Le Pen to a three-month suspended prison sentence and a 10,000 euro (£8,300) fine.
Le Pen made the comments in a magazine in 2005.
France has strict laws against anti-Semitic speech and denying the Holocaust, and Le Pen was originally convicted for the remarks in 2009. A higher court overturned the decision and sent it back to the Paris appeals court, which ruled today.
Le Pen's daughter Marine now runs his anti-immigrant party and is a prominent candidate for France's presidential elections in April and May.