Wannsee 1942 and Prague 2008
The ignominy of thePrague Process
What are the major mistakes of those who do not condemn the process of Prague?
For a so called compassion with the people who suffered from communism, the process of Prague rewrites history in a rightist manner and encouraged intolerance and racism.
I-COMMUNISM AND NAZISM -,WHO FREED WHO AND OF WHAT?
After the shameful Munich agreements, USSR had sought in vain to get closer to the UK to be protected from Germany and finally the non-aggression treaty between USSR and Germany could have only been a delaying tactic arrangement . USSR and Germany had clearly marked their difference during the Spanish Civil War and the contents of "Mein Kampf" on the Judaism and Bolshevism and living space for German people: the superior race, was a clear sign of the upcoming Operation Barbarossa. Prague Process made a wide use of this dilatory agreement to feed its ideology.
Western countries tend to gargle their exploits during the last war and fail to say that their victories were only banderillas shots and not the thrust. Yet the historical presentation of war in Europe suggests too often that Nazism was defeated by the Anglo-American forces. For example, in Caen's memorial (France) ,the flag of the USSR does not appear anywhere, and the memorial focuses on an 11 month operation (Overlord) while the real war on the Russian front, which lasted 47 months, is omitted.
So we can see here and there to commemoration of the Allied soldiers out of which USSR is excluded, while in brief USSR won the war in Europe against Nazism with the supply of US military equipment.
USSR has alone destroyed 80% of the Wehrmacht.
URSS has paid dearly for the victory against Nazism for the benefit of all other allied countries.
In order to defeat the Nazis for the benefit of all, USSR lost 16% of its population i.e. 26 million people , out of which nearly 13 million soldiers, including about 4 million prisoners killed by the German army.
The rejection of this reality that may be upsetting for the Western countries, is disrespectful towards the 26 million Soviet citizens dead to defeat Nazism and this inclination is encouraged by the Prague process.
Among the members of the axis we must note the presence of Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and of the appalling Baltic militias, who complained thereafter from USSR's invasion. Romania has provided 50% of consumption in Germany, i.e. all of its production and extended substantially the course of the war.
Communism is a social philosophy unfortunately distorted by Stalin and has nothing in common with Nazism focused on the dominance of a so called superior race, which empowers itself to enslave or destruct the so called inferior races and to conquer its living space.
Prague process historical revisionism reflects anti-communist and anti-social feelings that the French Socialist Party should not support because its members are supporters of the left and of the progress. This does not prevent sincere compassion with peoples who have suffered a distorted and authoritarian communist regimes.
II-TANGIBLE RESULTS OF PRAGUE PROCESS
1-Place of the Holocaust in the Prague process
Many eastern countries have pretended to have been victims of genocides by the Communists but with no proven relation in line with the article II of the UN Genocide convention dated of December 9, 1948. These countries were victims of tragedies but without comparison with the Holocaust in terms of amplitude and duration. Judaism has almost been eradicated from Europe meanwhile these countries and their peoples are still living and growing.
Some of these countries clearly want to get in competition with the Holocaust and they deliberately denigrate its importance and in particular those who were directly involved in its perpetration.
The questioning of the uniqueness of the Holocaust is consistent with the attachment of certain populations to anti-Semitism and racism in general.
The sole Eastern European countries which saw a significant reduction in its population because of the Nazis was USSR.
The Prague process is therefore involved in an inaccurate rewriting of history by hatred of communism after the Cold War. The forces of progress should not be involved in a such anti-social process leading to intolerance.
2-Last unfortunate events related to the Ethics decrease inspired from the Prague process in Europe and in the European Union
Prague Process considers unacceptably that communism is equivalent to Nazism. As a consequence it obfuscates the vision of these two ideologies and Nazism became for some much more acceptable than communism up to the extent that Nazism is now considered a liberation movement from communism and as such is glorified. The initiators of the Prague process took thus a heavy moral responsibility.
UKRAINIA: In Kiev Odessa and Lvov demonstrations were held in honor of Stephan Bandera, a member of the National Ukrainian Organization -OUN-and author of massacres of Jewish people during the German occupation.
The Regional Ukrainian Council of Ivano-Frankovsk declared 2012 as year of UPA, the military wing of the OUN.
December 28, 2011:
CROATIA: In Zagreb and Split demonstrations were held in memory of Ante Pavelic, head of this State member of the Axis and who exterminated hundreds-of-thousands Serbs, 30 000 Jews and thousands of gypsies.
December 27, 2011:
ESTONIA: The Defense Minister of Estonia said he wants to submit a law granting members of the Estonian 20th Waffen-SS division, the title freedom fighters for independence.
LITHUNIA: One should also note the statement of Vygaudas Usackas, former Foreign Minister of Lithuania and current special representative of the European Union to Afghanistan, in the Wall Street Journal that the Nazi occupation from 1941 to 1945 has
represented a few years of respite from the Communism in his country. During these few years of so called respite almost 97% of the Jewish population was massacred in Lithuania i.e. 220 000 people and for which he seems totally indifferent.
The Lithuanian parliament was holding a conference in honor of the pro-Nazi Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF), which actively participated in the perpetration of the Holocaust.
In 2010, Lithuanaia has legalized the Swastika, the Frenc and European MP's were duly informed but did not react.
III CONCLUSION: EUROPE AND THE PROCESS OF PRAGUE
1-The lack of consistency of the European Union involves that the projects of the beautiful conferences are not implemented and on the ethical ground the rating of the European Union should be substantially downgraded.
2-The bodies of the European Union are inclined to think that History may be amenable in the frame of negotiations in commissions in order to please all the parties.
3-The European Union has created the impressive Charter of Fundamental Rights that it is unfortunately unable to impose and many European citizens do not benefit of it in their everyday life. In addition the European Union has granted to itself the right to exempt certain countries leaders of excessive economical liberalism in its application (United Kingdom, Poland), of its implementation.
4- The European Union has seen the scandalous Hungarian dictatorship presiding over it for six months and is seeing the increasing glorifications of Nazism and acts of racism and the rise of far right parties.
5-The European Union dominated by the right wing has supported the Prague process in line with its ideology.
It is time for the forces of progress to wake up.
Didier BERTIN -
January 20, 2012
Society for the Promotion of a European Human Rights Model
January 20, 2012 will be the seventieth anniversary of the Wannsee Conference at which senior officials of the Nazi Party had decided to exterminate the Jewish people.
This decision was almost entirely achieved in Europe until 1945.
The extermination of over 60% of the European Jewish population and the fleeing of the survivors have almost eliminated the Jews from Europe.
The Jewish population of Europe, which reached nearly 10 million people in 1939, is now less than two million people despite the oncoming in France of the Jews from North Africa after 1945.
In view of the unprecedented tragedy in Europe, we do not accept that the memory of the Holocaust be not respected and racism be encouraged in any manner and declare:
1-Communism and Nazism
By introducing a new concept of equivalence between Communism and Nazism, the "Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism" of June 3, 2008, has questioned the specific and universal reference represented by the Nazism in terms of abomination. This abomination was particularly illustrated by the industrialization of murders, the promotion of racism as a State doctrine and by the Holocaust.
The magnitude of the Holocaust in proportion to the size of the European Jewish population before the war and over a relatively short period from 1940 to 1945 has never been equaled in the history of Europe and thus represents a unique phenomenon.
The Prague Declaration has unintentionally introduced a risk mitigation of the severity of the Nazi crimes in Europe, which may have eased the current rise of racism and the glorification of Nazism.
Pressures, which we regret, are exercised to impose bodies of the European Union a combination of "a legitimate desire to improve the knowledge of the history of peoples under communist regimes" and "an inadequate equity of Communism with Nazism.”
2-The suffering of peoples under communist regimes
We sympathize with the sufferings of the countries of Eastern Europe during the communist era; these countries can celebrate their liberation from their former authoritarian regimes.
However, the principle of celebration during the same day of the memory of the victims of Nazism and Communism as suggested by the Prague Declaration is regrettable because it encourages the assimilation between two different phenomena that each deserves a clear information.
3-Nazi Crimes, uniqueness of the Holocaust and duty of the European Union
Nazism should retain its specific value as the paroxysmal phase of the State racism that led to a genocide of a unique nature; its assimilation to other events obscures its special nature and the reference is used to be; the loss of this reference overshadows the memory of the Holocaust and may as a result, promote the development of racist ideologies.
The bodies of the European Union should have the authority to prevent on its whole territory, official or tolerated racist events and the glorification of Nazism.
28 December 2011