Tag: Auschwitz

Holocaust

The Interpretation Of The Holocaust

We are currently commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, where more than a million prisoners perished. We have made it the symbol of the extermination camps, Nazi crimes and the Shoah. Holocaust deniers have tried to rehabilitate Nazi Germany by denying that it intended to […]

Trolling Russia

The edifice of the post-1991 world order is collapsing right before our eyes. President Putin’s decision to give a miss to the Auschwitz pilgrimage, right after his absence in Paris at Charlie festival, gave it the last shove. It was good clean fun to troll Russia, as long as she stayed the course. Not anymore. Russia broke the […]

Who Is Going to Auschwitz?

General-Lieutenant (two stars) Vasily Petrenko was in charge of 107th infantry division at the time. He remembers what he saw when Auschwitz was liberated, «There were seven and a half thousand people remaining alive on the day I came to Auschwitz.  I saw no normal people. Nazis evacuated everyone who could […]