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Rusland blijft het #fakenews over Oekraïne als bolwerk van Nazis verspreiden.
En de landverraders hier herhalen dat.
Het is een historische leugen.
Oekraïne heeft enorm geleden onder de Nazi-terreur.
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Oekraïne telde 8 miljoen slachtoffers van de terreur door de Nazis.
5 miljoen burgers, vrouwen en kinderen .door de SS/Wehrmacht. Daar onder 1,6 miljoen Oekraïense Joden die door de nazi's werden vermoord.
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2,4 miljoen vrouwen en mannen werden als zogenaamde Ostarbeiter door de Nazis uit het bezette Oekraïne naar het Derde Rijk gedeporteerd. Daar werden ze als ondermensen tot slaaf gemaakt en moesten onmenselijk zwaar werk doen.
Velen stierven daar aan.
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Daughter of Tory MP Sir Robert Atkins, Tory MP Victoria Atkins. is now competing with Nadine Dorries' for the role of 'Chief Dead Cat Thrower & Shit-Stirrer': she's full of snide remarks, culture war crap, & now a whiny & unwarranted complaint.…
Prior to her political career, Atkins worked as a barrister specialising in the field of fraud - which is handy considering how $BILLIONS of our money has been "spaffed up the wall" by her Govt of liars, & seeing as Britain is now world-beating in fraud.

Privately educated Atkins was selected for the safe Conservative seat of Louth & Horncastle, continuously held by the party since 1924. In April 2018, now working in the Home Office, she said she did not know the number of police officers in the country.…
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As everyone starts to post their pics of tanks streaming into the Soviet Union during Operation Barbarossa, just your reminder that the mass murder phase of the #Holocaust began in the USSR and during this period. These are not coincidences.  IWM HU 86369
Caveat 1: This is not to say that the Nazis hadn't murdered people prior to this, but, that it was the first time that all Jews were targeted for killing regardless of age or sex.
Caveat 2: It was during this time frame (summer/fall 1941) that the most important decisions for the Final Solution took place and that constrution of the extermination camps began.
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warum „der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama“ ein problematisches Buch ist und nicht umbedingt zu einer guten Erinnerungskultur beiträgt: a thread🧵 (TW: #Holocaust / #Schoah )
Viele Menschen die das Buch gelesen haben denken, dass die Geschichte auf wahren Begebenheiten beruht, jedoch ist die Geschichte reine Fiktion. Die Geschehnisse hätten so nie passieren können.
Bruno, der Hauptcharakter in dem Buch ist ein 9-Jähriger Sohn eines hochrangigen SS-Offizier, der scheinbar keine Ahnung von dem Krieg hat, was überhaupt Juden sind oder welche Bedeutung Hitler hat. Das ist aber grob falsch. Bruno wäre, laut Gesetz, in der Hitlerjugend inwelcher
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Given the UK Govt's deeply concerning & increasingly antidemocratic & authoritarian tendencies, concerned citizens need to better understand the European Convention on Human Rights - & know that it was driven by Britons in the aftermath of WWII.…
Some talk about the ECHR as if it is a bad thing, imposed on the unwilling British by our European neighbours. This is profoundly misleading & insulting to previous generations fighting in & affected by WWII which was started by the leader of an antidemocratic authoritarian Govt.
In the early 1940s, British PM Winston Churchill raised the idea of a ‘Council of Europe’.

In the wake of WWII & the horrors of the #Holocaust, the idea behind the Council of Europe was to set up an international organisation to promote democracy, the rule of law & human rights.
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„Eine koloniale Haltung“
"Das hat sich dem dt Gedächtnis nicht eingeprägt. Hitlers koloniale Haltung zur Ukraine war nie Gegenstand der dt Erinnerungspolitik." (@TimothyDSnyder)
👉 Richtig, aber nicht, weil wir es nicht versucht hätten /2… via @faznet
Schon 2004!
👉Und im sog. "Historikerstreit 2.0" wurden wir dafür gescholten, auch in @faznet
👉Artikel wurden nicht gedruckt.....…{%22pages%22:[12],%22pan%22:{%22x%22:0.524,%22y%22:0.858},%22view%22:%22scan%22,%22zoom%22:0.711}
@faznet Etwas umfassender 2009!
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1. Dear #Russian propagandists, #Ukraine has made clear that we will be using the #Nuremberg model for #warcrimes charges. Helping to dehumanize, cover up and cheer on crimes against humanity is called Atrocity Speech, it is itself a war crime. It is not free speech.
2. All Russian media is part of war machine, they will be held accountable. Those working for Russia in the West will be held accountable.
2. Those of you found to have gotten money from #Russia to help them commit war crimes and have enough influence will be charged. Free speech laws do not protect you from being an arm of government war machinery and war crimes.…
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The Afterword of @TimothyDSnyder's "Bloodlands" makes staggeringly inaccurate statements. Portraying the #Holocaust as just one element of a territorially-determined phenomenon of mass killing in East Europe, Snyder plays down the extent of West and Central European victims. 1/
He asserts: "German Jews were not very numerous, and most of them survived." In fact, of Germany's pre-Third Reich population of approximately 525,000 Jews, an estimated 160,000 were murdered. The survivors consisted almost entirely of Jews who had left Germany before 1939. 2/
Snyder continues: "Ninety-seven percent of the Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust had nothing to do with German culture." A peculiar choice of words. Does this exclude Dutch Jews, of whom approximately 120,000 (out of a pre-war population of 140,000) were murdered? 3/
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@valtioneuvosto @TyttiTup #EUarchives The Legal Entity of ‘Greater #Germany’ - The first president of the #Brussels #EU
- Walter #Hallstein, #nazi-German lawyer, chief architect and first president of the Brussels EU from 1958 to 1967, gave this speech in January 1939.…
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🚨🚨🇷🇺Calling Hitler, A Jew, is worse than denying the #Holocaust.
Russia may get away with everything it did but not with this one. 🇮🇱Waiting for official statement by Israeli foreign minister...
“Foreign Minister Lavrov's remarks are both an unforgivable & outrageous statement & a terrible historical error. The Jews did not murder themselves in the Holocaust. The lowest level of racism against the Jews is to accuse the Jews themselves of anti-Semitism.”: 🇮🇱FM Lapid Image
Israel Summons Russian Ambassador Over FM's Nazi Comments. Image
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✨ Meet Kymberli Wregglesworth, our Fellow of the Week ✨ Image
.@MrsWreggs, one of our 2022 #Auschwitz Legacy Fellows, is a high school teacher from Michigan. She is a veteran social studies teacher with over 23 years of experience teaching world history, civics, and other social studies electives.
Kymberli’s entire teaching career has been spent at Onaway Secondary School in #Onaway, located on the northeast tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula.
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Multiple UN Secretaries-General have condemned the UN's "Human Rights Council" (UNHRC) for its systemic bias and discrimination against #Israel, and it's only getting worse.…
According to leading historians, most of the 500-750,000 Palestinian refugees from 1948 fled to escape a war of destruction that Palestinian leaders & Arab states launched against #Israel. A small minority were expelled by Israeli forces or left because Arab forces told them to.
This refugee crisis (which Palestinians call the #Nakba) was followed by nearly 850,000 Jews fleeing or being expelled from Arab states. There is no comparison between these tragedies and the #Holocaust - an industrial-scale genocide in which the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews.
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6 April 1944 | The Gestapo under the direction of SS-Hauptsturmführer Klaus Barbie raided the Jewish orphanage in French town of #Izieu. 44 children and their 7 educators were taken to #Drancy & later deported to #Auschwitz. Only one person survived.
Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, who brought Klaus Barbie to justice in 1983, later wrote: "Forty-four children deported - no mere statistic, but rather forty-four tragedies which continue to cause us pain ..."
In this photo you can see the children on the balcony of the children's home in Izieu, summer 1943. Seated in the center, in the second row from the bottom is Laja Feldblum. She was the only survivor of the Gestapo raid on the children's home on 6 April 1944.
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Germany: The notorious neo-Nazi Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced to a 12-month prison sentence in Berlin for denying the murder of over a million Jews at the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.…
"You're not a Holocaust researcher, you're a Holocaust denier," the presiding judge said in the courtroom, adding "it's not knowledge you're spreading, it's poison."
Highlighting the danger of Holocaust denial is essential. It's an awful conspiracy theory. Although it is factually similar to flat Earth claims, it is in fact a dangerous & hideous carrier of antisemitism & hatred. Deniers hate. They harass & insult the memory of the victims.
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Did you ever wonder how the world stood by and watched the #Holocaust unfold?

The gas chambers didn’t start until 1942, but the #genocide started in 1939.

Pour yourself a relaxing tea, or coffee - or perhaps, for tonight's article, something a little stronger.
This article will look at Adolf Hitler’s plan for the invasion of #Poland in 1939 - discussing only the events of 1939.

However, rather than provide supporting links - it’s all well documented - I will link to contemporary articles about Russia’s #genocide in #Ukraine.
Hitler's grand plan, as described in Mein Kampf, was to acquire "living space" for German colonists to settle in Eastern Europe, expanding the German borders by conquest. The problem? Those lands were already settled - by Poles, Ukrainians, and more.
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Oekraïne heeft enorm geleden onder de Nazi-terreur.
8 miljoen oorlogsslachtoffers (5 miljoen burgers, vrouwen en kinderen) door de SS/Wehrmacht. Daar onder 1,6 miljoen Oekraïense Joden die door de nazi's werden vermoord.
En daarvoor even zeer onder de Stalin-terreur
Het hele grondgebied van Oekraïne, dat tussen 1939 en 1944 door de Wehrmacht werd bezet, werd totaal verwoest door de bezettende Nazi-macht: 700 steden, 28.000 dorpen, 300.000 fabrieken.
Poetin doet het over. Rechts Kiev 1941
2,4 miljoen vrouwen en mannen werden als zogenaamde Ostarbeiter uit het bezette Oekraïne naar het Derde Rijk gedeporteerd, waar ze als ondermensen tot slaaf werden gemaakt en het zwaarste werk moesten doen en er heel vaak aan stierven.
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Jozef & Wiktoria Ulma risked their lives to help Jews during the #Holocaust. On 24 March 1944 the German police discovered the Jews in hiding.

The Jewish family was shot, as was the entire Ulma family - parents & 6 children. Wiktoria was 7 months pregnant.
March 24 - the anniversary of the murder of the Ulma family - is today in Poland the National Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during German occupiation. See this thread to learn 11 stories of #Righteous linked with #Auschwitz.
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Radwanek helped many Jews in the camp.…
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1) The author has a point here, but is also fundamentally mistaken IMHO on "#genocide." What follows is a somewhat extensive thread:
2) The term, "genocide," is specific and refers to the mass murder of a particular group of people with the goal of erasing them from existence. "Genocide" and mass murder are not the same, and that distinction means something.
3) But how is what's going on genocide if the Russians are killing Russian speakers, as well as Ukrainian speakers. Isn't that mass murder generally rather than genocide specifically, as in the Shoah?
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Just bought this and I’ll finish reading it before I land. I’ll share some thoughts soon. ❤️ #NeverAgain #Holocaust
First chapter brought tears to my eyes. This book speaks to your soul.
Chapter 2 shatters the heart.
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Just watched #TheKashmirFiles and I am so grateful to @vivekagnihotri for being brave enough to present before us a bloody chapter in our history without any whitewashing or filters. This movie is as hardhitting as it gets. 1/10
Frankly, I was apprehensive about watching the movie because I knew that it would trigger emotions that I prefer to keep supressed. And I was right. The movie is raw — alternately inducing pain, sorrow, anger, fear, horror, frustration yet hope. 2/10
The performances are outstanding, in particular those of @AnupamPKher @bhashasumbli @mithunda_off and Pallavi Joshi. But content is king… it is the story (backed by meticulous research) that is the true hero of this film. Kudos to @vivekagnihotri for that. 3/10
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Photo Thread 🧵

Lviv, #Ukraine is a beautiful and welcoming city that I have spent a good deal of time in. These are a few of the places at risk.*

*Of course, human suffering is most important, but after that so is the loss of important cultural space.…
Many of these are part of a recent emergence of interest/concern for Jewish and Holocaust history in Ukraine. They are likely particularly vulnerable if the Russians get to/attack Lviv.

This memory work will be massively set back by this war already sadly.
Monument and Jewish tombstones in what was the former Jewish cemetery. ImageImage
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@MaddowBlog On a factual note: Hitler did kill ethnic Germans & German-speaking people: those who opposed the Nazi regime, those who resisted, those who did not fit into the 'Weltanschauung'. He ordered the murder of people with different disabilities & finally the murder of German Jewry.
@MaddowBlog Learn more about:
🔹concentration camps:…
🔹gay men under the Nazi regime:…
🔹T4 operation:…
🔹genocide of the Roma:…
@MaddowBlog ‘Holocaust–the destruction of European Jews’
A seven-chapter online course about the history of the #Holocaust.
Links to all chapters below.
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In de Amsterdamse bioscoop Pathé Tuschinski komt de première van GIDEON, een documentaire over Kamerlid Gideon van Meijeren (Forum voor Democratie). Gemaakt door platform voor extreem rechts Café Weltschmerz,
Het antisemitisme binnen de partij van Thierry Baudet is virulent. Gideon van Meijeren ontkende recent de #holocaust
Schandelijk dat @Pathe hiermee de nagedachtenis van de oprichter van het theater de Joodse Abraham Tuschinski besmeurt.
Hij werd in 1942 in Auschwitz vermoord
De oprichter van Tuschinski werd in 1942 samen met zijn vrouw Manja vanuit kamp Westerbork op transport gesteld naar Auschwitz waar zij op 17 september 1942 werden vermoord. 56 jaar oud.
@Pathe wil nota bene een film over Gideon van Meijeren vertonen.
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1/ #Ukrainian Nationalist Volunteers Committing 'ISIS-Style' War Crimes: Amnesty International

Right-wing Ukrainian ultra nationalists are committing war crimes in rebel-held territories of Eastern #Ukraine, evidence of militias beheading their victims.…
2/ Armed volunteers who refer to themselves as the Aidar battalion "have been involved in widespread abuses, including abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, and possible executions", Amnesty said.
3/ Kiev-based Pravilnoe TV reported that it had spoken with one of the mothers who confirmed her son was a rebel, captured during fighting in Donetsk.

She said she had received her son's head in a wooden box in the post, blaming nationalist volunteers for her son's death.
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