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the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said about the danger of rewriting history and turning it into a tool for achieving certain goals, according to RIA Novosti.
“We need to resist the instrumentalization of memory. Writing stories should not be carried out under the carrot policy. This requires freedom and the open exchange between historians. History should not become a weapon,” Steinmeier said during the “hour of memory” in the German Bundestag, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the red army’s liberation of Auschwitz (Auschwitz).
in addition, he expressed concern about the fact that today many think of “authoritarian thinking as the new vision”, and “evil spirits of the past are now showing a new clothes”. Therefore, according to him, 75 years later, people need to think not only about what happened but about what might happen.
Steinmeier also said that now for the young generation it is important to not just understanding history, and of the ratio itself, the life of his family history.
“We must find new forms of remembrance for the younger generation, which wonders what the past has shared with me, with my life. We need to give new answers to young Germans whose parents and grandparents came to us from other countries,” – said the President of Germany.
He also added that the lessons of the history of the Second world war should make “all Germans” because “we are all responsible”.
Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oswiecim) was the largest Nazi concentration camp, so it became one of the symbols of the Holocaust. In Auschwitz died of the same order of 1.4 million people, of which about 1.1 million Jews.
on 27 January 1945 the camp was liberated by the red army. Therefore, this day of 2005 is International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust.
Earlier it became known that representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Denmark published a post on Twitter, dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust. In it, they pointed out that Auschwitz was liberated by the American army. Later, the diplomats admitted his mistake and said that the concentration camp was liberated by Soviet army.
Pope Francis also dedicated your post to Twitter the victims of the Holocaust. He stressed that this tragedy cannot be forgotten, otherwise you can destroy the future.
the Whole world remembers the victims of the Holocaust
Former President of Poland urged the country to admit the truth about the liberation Osventsima the capital was awarded the liberators of Auschwitz