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What is the role of museums and memorials in countering distortion?

Here are three reasons why museums and memorials have a key role to play in the fight against rising Holocaust distortion all over the world.
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Debunking Inappropriate Holocaust Comparisons: The COVID-19 Yellow Star

Often fuelled by rumours, disinformation, and conspiracy myths, opposition to measures against the coronavirus has grown, moving from the fringes of society and closer and closer to the mainstream. These movements have impacted more than just public health.
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Holocaust Denial and Holocaust Distortion: An Introduction

Holocaust denial and distortion are harming our democracies. Understanding what Holocaust denial and distortion are, how they differ, and where they overlap is crucial to countering these dangerous trends and to protecting democracy.
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Over 75 years after the end of the Second World War, Holocaust memory is under threat.

Holocaust distortion is on the rise and is eroding our understanding of historical truth.

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Holocaust distortion benefits from a general lack of awareness. Help spread the message about this urgent problem and encourage others to #ProtectTheFacts.

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    Distortion is an urgent and growing issue. But it is not insurmountable.

    Holocaust distortion can be found in all corners of society, from the media to politics and across the ideological spectrum. Countering it requires all of us to act.

    We work together with organizations, memorials, and museums to preserve the memory of the Holocaust.

    About Protect the Facts

    Holocaust distortion doesn’t stop at national borders, nor is it found only in one language. International cooperation is essential to countering it.

    Protect the Facts is an international initiative of the European Commission, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the United Nations, and UNESCO, who have joined forces to raise awareness of Holocaust distortion – both how to recognise it and how to counter it.

    For media inquiries, please contact jbredtmann@holocaustremembrance.com.

    “Memory has its own language, its own texture, its own secret melody, its own archaeology, and its own limitations; it too can be wounded, stolen, and shamed; but it is up to us to rescue it and save it from becoming cheap, banal, and sterile. To remember means to lend an ethical dimension to all endeavors and aspirations.”

    Elie Wiesel, 2003