Communist Party of Britain

Says Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths:“Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Red Army. The scenes which greeted those soldiers have rightly been described as a page from hell. In fact, Auschwitz turned out to be one of a major network of camps and ghettoes designed to bring about the genocide of the Jewish people. Six million Jews died in the Holocaust alongside gays, Roma and Sinti, trade unionists, Poles, disabled people and Soviet prisoners of war. They had been dehumanised and treated in a way and on a scale not seen since the previous genocide of African enslavement. At the end of the Second World War, the world was clear that mass murder lay at the very core of fascist policy. But as time has moved on, and as the survivors become fewer, personal testimony and truth have become contested by historical revisionism, holocaust denial…

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