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The General Assembly of the U.N Takes Resolution against Any Attempt at Holocaust Denial


On Friday, January 26th at a session of the general assembly of the United Nations in honor of the International Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust, the U.S delegation put forward a draft resolution condemning any denial of the holocaust. All participants of the session voted unanimously to adopt this resolution.

The News Agency of the U.N stated The resolution emphasizes that the memory of the Holocaust is of crucial importance for the prevention of future acts of genocide, any attempt to cast any doubt over the authenticity of these horrendous and tragic events creates the risk of such a thing occurring again".

The resolution states that The General Assembly unconditionally condemns any denying of the Holocaust. It calls upon all member states to reject any Holocaust denials whether they are full or partial, as an historical event or any action carried out for this purpose"

In addition, the presentation of the resolution was influenced by the statements of the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad where he called into question the reality of the Holocaust. (News Agency U.N)

On January 27th the International Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust was officially observed in accordance with the resolution of the U.N General Assembly taken in 2005. On this day, in 1945 the Soviet Army liberated the first and largest of the Hitler concentration camps, Auschwitz, located 70 km outside of Krakow. Millions of Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Russians, and other nationalities were murdered in fascist camps across Europe.

Source: Telegraf.by



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