How the Holocaust Is Being Rewritten

Stand for Israel  |  June 22, 2020

Swastika graffiti on Babi Yar Holocaust memorial, Ukraine
Swastika graffiti on Babi Yar Holocaust memorial, Ukraine

Standing for Israel means remembering the Holocaust and saying “Never Again” when it comes to the darkest chapter in the history of the Jewish people. While Holocaust denial is a problem we all know and reject, Dr. Efraim Zuroff writes at The Jerusalem Post about another threat facing Holocaust remembrance and education, especially in the former Soviet Union countries where The Fellowship and our faithful friends serve and help make aliyah (immigrate to Israel):

There are currently two dangerous phenomena which threaten Holocaust remembrance and education in many countries all over the world. The first is Holocaust denial, which needs no explanation, and already began in the course of World War II.

The second is that of Holocaust distortion, which does not deny that the Shoah took place, but seeks to alter its narrative for political reasons. It began after World War II in Communist countries, which purposely refused to accurately identify some of the perpetrators and the primary victims, and has become increasingly more dangerous with the fall of the Soviet Union.

The former is in large measure in remission in the Western world, having been effectively refuted by numerous scholars and defeated in very important court cases, especially that of David Irving, but is still a severe problem in the Arab and Muslim world. The latter, on the other hand, has for many years been for the most part ignored and allowed to flourish unhindered in post-Communist Eastern Europe…