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Belgium installed a Waffen-SS memorial, violating the Nuremberg tribunal's decisions

Summary of Disinformation

A Waffen-SS memorial has been installed in Belgium, which violated the Nuremberg tribunal’s decisions.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=awiGu5R1wWs, , timing 7:51 ru.sputniknewslv.com/Latvia/20180924/9469706/zedelgem-latvia-monument.html,
web.archive.org/web/20181002123958/https://ru.sputniknewslv.com/Latvia/20180924/9469706/zedelgem-latvia-monument.html, web.archive.org/web/20181002124000/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awiGu5R1wWs

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Europe and Nazism.

Belgium has adopted a ‘Holocaust denial law’ that bans any public Holocaust denials. Specifically, the law makes it illegal to publicly ‘deny, play down, justify or approve of the genocide committed by the German National Socialist regime during the Second World War’.

A memorial called "Monument to Freedom" is planned to be installed by the Latvian sculptor Kristaps Gulbis in the Belgian commune Zedelgem. Gulbis stated that his monument will commemorate the Latvian soldiers who were POWs in the Zedelgem camp during the winter of 1945/46. Latvian POWs in Zedelgem were released during 1946.


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Reported in: Issue 120
Date: 25.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Latvia, Belgium
Keywords: Holocaust, WWII, Nazi/Fascist
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: "Vecher c Vladimirom Solovievym" on Rossia 1 TV-channel Sputnik
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