A Global Campaign


It has become shockingly common on a global scale for governments, leading public figures, and others to minimise or misrepresent the impact of the Holocaust and downplay the crimes of the Nazi regime. This is Holocaust distortion.

Holocaust distortion is deeply insulting to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and threatens our democratic values.

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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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A Brief History of Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Holocaust denial and Holocaust distortion are not new. Knowing the history of Holocaust denial and distortion—from the Nazi era to today—can help us better recognise when these tactics are being employed. This can help prevent us from believing and spreading such disinformation, which harms democracies and threatens open, pluralistic societies.
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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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    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 OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), 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.