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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This 27 January, Counter Holocaust Distortion Through Education

In honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Council of Europe has joined #ProtectTheFacts to raise awareness about Holocaust distortion along with partners – the European Commission, the IHRA, OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, together with the United Nations and UNESCO.
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What can we do to counter Holocaust denial and distortion?

A new report by UNESCO and the United Nations, in partnership with the World Jewish Congress, finds that over 16 per cent of material (more than 3 in every 20 posts) on social media platforms talking about the Holocaust denies or distorts its fundamental facts.
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Commemorating the Roma victims of the Nazi regime on 2 August

Join the campaign #ProtectTheFacts and its partners, the IHRA, European Commission, OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the United Nations, and UNESCO, in commemorating the Roma victims of the Nazi era.
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Help us spread the message about this urgent problem and encourage others to #ProtectTheFacts.


Join us on 27 January to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Nazi era


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Learn more about Holocaust distortion, why it’s dangerous and what resources are available.

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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 Council of Europe, 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.