Yad Vashem apologizes for “inaccuracies” and “half-truths” at the World Holocaust Forum

As reported by the Israeli media, Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, apologizes for the “inaccuracies” and “half-truths” presented at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem last month, after the institute was criticized for unduly emphasizing Russia’s role in ending the war and avoiding information that Moscow finds uncomfortable.

   Yad Vashem apologizes for “inaccuracies” and “partial” facts presented at last month’s World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, after it was criticized for unduly emphasizing Russia’s role in ending the war and avoiding information that Moscow considers unfavorable – reports Haaretz.

The publication also reports, after Yad Vashem, that the films presented at the ceremony with the participation of dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, focused almost exclusively on the role of the Soviet Union in defeating the Nazis, while underestimating the role of America, Great Britain and other countries.

No mention was made of the agreement between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler in the pre-war Ribbentrop-Molotov pact, Russia’s occupation of parts of Poland, and other facts uncomfortable for Moscow. Forum events have been widely criticized as being overly oriented towards Putin.

   Unfortunately, the video recordings of this event, and especially the one aimed at summarizing the key points of World War II and the Holocaust, contained inaccuracies and a partial representation of historical facts that created an unbalanced impression. The videos did not present a complicated picture of reality, Yad Vashem states in an interview with Haaretz.

 

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