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Honouring the past.
Safeguarding the future.

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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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Countering Holocaust distortion in the EU: EU Strategy and EU funding opportunities

Countering Holocaust distortion plays a significant role in the EU Strategy on Combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life, and in EU calls for funding, which are now open.
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IHRA Toolkit Against Holocaust Distortion: Stay engaged over 27 January

Despite the danger it poses, Holocaust distortion is often overlooked and rarely addressed with concrete action. This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we invite you to change this.
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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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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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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.

Help spread the message about the dangers of Holocaust distortion. 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.

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