Eastern Europe and holocaust

Rewriting History in Eastern Europe

Poland’s New Holocaust Law and the Politics of the Past

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a controversial law criminalizing statements that attribute responsibility for the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities to “the Polish nation.”
The law is just the latest part of a broader effort at historical revisionism.
Nor is Poland the only postcommunist country that has tried to reframe the history of its role in World War II and defend the part it played in the Holocaust. Hungary, Ukraine, and the Baltic states have all made similar moves.
ascendant right-wing populist parties across Europe mean that the union no longer speaks with one voice. Sanctioning a member state is now more difficult.Right-wing populist politicians, traditionally Euroskeptics, are now even more willing to invite international disapproval and gain domestic popularity by stoking nationalism and whitewashing the past.
In states that experience direct threats from Russia and are ruled by right-wing populist parties, the trend toward policing history and silencing inconvenient facts about their roles in World War II is likely to continue. That will heighten tensions with the United States and Israeldivide allies even within eastern Europe, and stifle open debate. Ironically, it is Putin’s autocracy that might benefit the most from these developments.

Mass Graves Of Myanmar Rohingya

AP Investigation Details Shocking Massacre, Mass Graves Of Myanmar Rohingya

February 1, 2018 2:17 AM ET SCOTT NEUMAN


The lengthy report by the AP’s Foster Klug relied on interviews with more than two dozen refugees who managed to escape from soldiers and flee to neighboring Bangladesh at the start of a brutal military crackdown on the Rohingya in August.

The AP uncovered evidence of at least five mass graves at one location, Gu Dar Pyin, that bolster charges leveled by the U.S. and United Nations of ethnic cleansing in the country’s northern Rakhine state.



Is Communism genocidal

Why is Communism not genocidal

Защо комунизмът не е геноцид – част 1


Отговорът на този въпрос е отрицателен. Дори и най-пристрастният съдия-противник на комунизма не би посмял да каже, че престъплението ГУЛАГ отговаря на дефиницията за геноцида. По ирония на съдбата ние дължим това положение на самите създатели на ГУЛАГ – тъкмо те са тези, които навремето префасонират черновата на Конвенцията на геноцида и с това отменят възможността политическите престъпления да могат да се квалифицират като геноцид. От самото влизане в сила на тази конвенция преди повече от половин век геноцидът е престъпление, което може да бъде етническо, религиозно, расово или национално, но не и политическо.

The response to this question is negative. Even the most ardent judge/adversary of Communism cannot say that GULAG fits into the definition of genocide. Strangely, the situation is brought up by the mere creators of GULAG – they are the ones, who redraft the Genocide Convention (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide_Convention) and deprive political crimes to qualify as genocide. From the inception of the Convention more then half a century ago, genocide is considered a crime of ethnic, religious, racial or national, but not political character.