For russia the words “warning” and “always” about Holocaust have lost their relevance in 2014
International Holocaust Remembrance Day does not have such a long history as it might seem. This day was celebrated for the first time seventeen years ago, on January 27, 2006. That is, 60 years after the soldiers of the 1st Ukrainian Front opened the gates of Auschwitz.
A special resolution of the UN General Assembly was initiated by six countries: Israel, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Australia and russia.
It is noteworthy that the preamble of the resolution states: “The Holocaust, which led to the extermination of one-third of the Jews and countless members of other minorities, will always serve as a warning to all people about the dangers that are fraught with hatred, fanaticism, racism and prejudice.”
The resolution was adopted on November 1, 2005. For one of the countries that initiated the document, the words “warning” and “always” have lost their relevance nine years later, in 2014. And in 2022, the same country decided to repeat what it warned against in 2005.
They have forgotten, we remember.