The West keeps following Joseph Goebbels’s tips to destroy history

Summary

Nazi Germany did not emerge on its own. There was an external support behind its creation, with the aim to confront the USSR and Soviet society. Nazi Germany was a collective West attacking the USSR. Oddly enough, at present Poland is siding with those who attempted to conquer the USSR. For instance, Poland raises the issue of the monuments of Soviet soldiers. It is a Western tradition to destroy the whole history, because, according to Joseph Goebbels, people without history become a tool at the hands of Western propaganda.

Disproof

This message is a mix of conspiracy theories and baseless claims aimed to discredit the West by alligning it with Nazi Germany. An irrelevant reference to Joseph Goebbels, a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany, is also meant to discredit present-time Polish and EU policies.

It contains a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazis in the EU, which has been repeatedly debunked (see here). See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the US and EU countries are Russophobic, fascist and Nazi regimes and that the EU continues the aggressive policies of Nazi Germany.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 158
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus
  • Country: Poland, The West, Germany
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, Historical revisionism, WWII, Conspiracy, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Gorizont Sobytiy @ Sputnik Belarus time 02:41 - 02:45, 09:40 - 10:30
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Disproof

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Disproof

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