Disinfo: The West tries to revise history, questioning the decisions of the Nuremberg trial

Summary

Currently, on the wave of attempts to revise the historical truth in the West, suggestions appear questioning the decisions of the International Tribunal in Nuremberg and to make Germany and USSR equally responsible for the outbreak of WWII.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. It accuses the West and particular EU members such as the Baltic states and Poland of the “falsification and re-writing” of WWII history. Any disagreement with the Kremlin's official view on the history of WWII is automatically labelled by Russia as support for “Nazism” or “falsification of history”.

There is no evidence showing that any of the Western countries are questioning the decisions of the Nuremberg trials.

The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stressed the fact that WWII was an immediate result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The resolution is aimed at the promotion of historical remembrance about WWII and the condemnation of totalitarian ideologies.

It is a fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact enabled the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in the occupation of this country by Germany and USSR, triggering the beginning of WWII. See other examples of this message: “Fake history” became a norm in the Western World, Western countries revise WWII history to evade responsibility for allowing Hitler to gather strength for the attack on the USSR and The European Parliament resolution on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is aimed at the demonisation of Russia.

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  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Germany, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, West, Historical revisionism, USSR, WWII, Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist
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