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Current Forms of Manifestation of Holocaust Distortion: Group 1

Group 1

  • Intentional efforts to excuse or minimize the impact of the Holocaust or its principal elements, including collaborators and allies of Nazi Germany:

– Asserting that the Holocaust is not relevant to a nation’s history because it was a Nazi Germany-organized crime, while ignoring the role played by local collaborators or members of the Axis in the crimes of the Holocaust.

– Suggesting that the Holocaust did not influence postwar international norms and institutions.

– Drawing equivalence between the Holocaust and other state sponsored crimes, as a way to de-emphasize the Holocaust.

  • Attempts to blur the responsibility for Nazi Germany’s establishment of concentration and death camps by blaming other nations or ethnic groups:

– Shifting the sole blame for the Holocaust onto local collaborators while ignoring Nazi Germany’s responsibility for the genocide.