Δευτέρα, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2014

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  1. Jewish Congress: Mankind Will Be Always Grateful to Soviet Soldiers for Auschwitz's Liberation

    KRAKOW (POLAND) (RIA Novosti, by Leonid Sviridov) -- Mankind will be always grateful to the Soviet soldiers who liberated the death camp in Auschwitz, Vyacheslav Kantor, chairman of the organizing committee of the Life To My People!, international forum and the board of trustees of the European Jewish Congress, said at the forum's closing ceremony in Krakow.

    "Mankind was saved. Russian-speaking Jew from Zaporozhye Major Shapiro, a neighbor of my father Vladimir Kantor, a warrior-liberator, Red Army soldier, Russian officers and soldiers Martynushkin, Vinnichenko, Koptev-Gamolov, Cherkov and their comrads-in-arms put an end to the Holocaust tragedy," Mr. Kantor said.

    "As the earth will never cover the blood which is written at the entrance to the Krakow synagogue, so our gratitude will live forever," he emphasized.

    On Thursday, January 27, 2005 Krakow and Auschwitz hosted the memorial events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp by the Soviet Army.
    New York Jewish Times, 2005.
    http://nyjtimes.com/cover/02-07-05/MankindIsGratefulForAuschwitzLiberation.htm

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    1. Our Debt To The Red Army: Now It Can Be Told
      Tue, 06/04/2013
      David E. Fishman

      The recent 20th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington began with a fitting display of American patriotism and Jewish gratitude.

      To the tunes of a U.S. military band, the flags of the U.S. military units that liberated German concentration camps were marched into the auditorium, and an announcer intoned the name of each unit and the camp that it liberated. The list of units was long, but the list of the camps was much shorter, because several military units had participated in the liberation of a single camp. The only familiar names that were announced were those of Buchenwald and Dachau.

      Unmentioned went Auschwitz, Treblinka, Belzec, Majdanek, Sobibor, and many others, for the simple reason that they weren’t liberated by the Americans, but by the Soviets. That moment reminded me of a basic fact that all too many Jews overlook: in 1945, most Holocaust survivors owed their survival to the Red Army.

      The war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union began 72 years ago this month, on June 22, 1941, and ended with the Germany’s surrender on May 8, 1945. Russia is the only major country that continues to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany as a national holiday. On Dien Pobedy (Victory Day), schools, businesses and government offices are closed; there are parades, concerts, picnics and parties. I wouldn’t argue that Israel should do the same, but Jews should acknowledge the fact, that were it not for the Red Army, there would not have been a victory against Nazi Germany, and there would probably not have been any Jewish survivors in Europe. The Soviet Union lost 10 million soldiers fighting the Nazis, while most of America’s armed forces were dedicated to the war against Japan in the Pacific.

      Many early Holocaust memoirs depicted the survivors’ rush of exhilaration and the tears of joy when they encountered Red Army soldiers in 1944 and 1945. But during the post-war decades of the Cold War, the fact that the Jews’ liberators were Soviet soldiers was passed over by American Jews and the State of Israel in silence. Concerns about the present were more compelling than the recent past, and the present consisted of the Soviet Union’s shrill anti-Zionist propaganda, its arming of Egypt and Syria, its suppression of Jewish life in the USSR, and its refusal to allow free aliyah and emigration. Now that those chapters have receded into the past, and the Soviet Union itself has long since ceased to exist, there is no political harm or damage in remembering, and expressing gratitude.

      This is about more than setting the historical record straight. Many of those liberators are still alive, and deserve some form of tribute. They are Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Tatars, Kazakhs and others.
      The New York Jewish Week, http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/our-debt-red-army-now-it-can-be-told

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    2. Το σιωπηλό βίντεο είναι από σκηνές που τράβηξε ο Κόκκινος Στρατός.

      Η σιωπηλή εικόνα κρίθηκε πως είναι η καταλληλότερη μορφή απότισης τιμής στα θύματα των στρατοπέδων συγκέντρωσης και διαμαρτυρίας για την αποσιώπηση της ιστορικής αλήθειας από τις ΗΠΑ και την ΕΕ.

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  2. μια τέτοια μέρα, υπάρχουν άνθρωποι που βρίσκουν την ευκαιρία να χώσουν έστω και λίγο αντικομμουνισμό, έστω και αν δεν κολλάει πουθενά, έστω και σε μια ύπουλη παρένθεση, και με Μπρεχτ στην ίδια πρόταση παρακαλώ:

    http://www.tvxs.gr/news/taksidia-sto-xrono/ta-stratopeda-sygkentrosis-ton-ebraion-stin-ellada
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  3. Η καλύτερη, η πιο βαριά μάλλον, ανάρτηση που έχεις κάνει ποτέ μαζί με αυτήν που έχει τον αγωνιστή από τη Θεσσαλονίκη.

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