The Seventy Years Declaration on the Anniversary of the Final Solution Wannsee Conference is an historic document that:
· Recognises the unique dimensions of Nazism and the Holocaust
· Opposes the manifestation of Holocaust revisionism in attempts to equate Nazi and Soviet crimes
· Denounces the glorification of Nazi and collaborationist nationalist war criminals
· Defends those who fought against and resisted the Nazis from vilification and defamation
· Advocates for ongoing genuine Holocaust education and memorialisation across Europe, separate from and in addition to education and commemoration of other tragedies and human rights abuses
The Seventy Years Declaration is a response to the 2008 Prague Declaration which advances double genocide, a notion equating Nazi and Stalinist atrocities. Backed by Eastern and Central European governments, this double genocide form of Holocaust revisionism has been spreading across Europe, from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary and the Ukraine, to Western Europe and even to America. The growing acceptance of double genocide can be seen in the European Parliament proclaiming a day of joint remembrance for victims of Communism and Nazism, and with the glorification in several Eastern European countries of groups that collaborated with the Nazis, such as the Waffen SS in Estonia and Latvia, and the Lithuanian Activist Front.
While acknowledging that various groups suffered during World War II, and condemning Stalinist crimes, the Seventy Years Declaration advocates that Communism and Nazism were each distinct and unique experiences, and should be remembered as such. Your donation will contribute to research and education, the development of policy and advocacy papers, the production of resources for educators and the media as well as online materials, and finally, broader awareness-raising about the Seventy Years Declaration campaign.
By supporting the Seventy Years Declaration, you will be helping to defend historical truth. The declaration has been signed by 70 European Union parliamentarians as well as major European and global Jewish organisations, and has been highlighted by international media including “The New York Times”. But more work needs to be done to stop the subtle form of Holocaust revisionism that manifests in the promotion of double genocide - which is a rewriting of history.
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