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Last year, 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Mirey Nol was fatally injured in Paris, and 11 Jews were shot at a Pittsburgh synagogue during the Shabbat service, the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
In places like Hungary and Poland, once proudly democratic nations, government leaders are traveling along the path of authoritarianism, "
said Ira Foreman, senior counselor of the Anti-Semitism Group. "While doing so, they distort the story to turn a parable of their peoples and of the Holocaust."
The Polish nationalist, Peter Ribak, said his group was protesting against the official Auschwitz rites, claiming they only remember the dead Jews and
This accusation is wrong. Events in the State Memorial Center pay tribute every January 27 to all camp victims, both Jews and Gentiles.
Protestors in Auschwitz on Sunday signaled Fascism Stop and an Israeli flag while the police held the two groups apart.
Former Auschwitz prisoners put flowers on Sunday on an execution wall in Auschwitz. They wore colorful scarves that remembered their uniforms, some with the red letter "P", the symbol used by the Germans as Poles.
At the beginning of World War II most prisoners were Poles, surrounded by the occupying German forces. Later, Auschwitz was turned into a place of mass murder of Jews, Roma and others in the Soviet forces on January 27, 1945
In Germany, Foreign Minister Haiko Maas warned Welt am Sonntag that in a whole Europe's populists are promoting nationalism, and "the far-right provocateurs are trying to downplay the Holocaust."
During the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on January 27, 2019, the last year in Germany there has been a growing number of frequently violent attacks on Jews by neo-Nazis. and Muslims, urging the government to appoint a commissioner against anti-Semitism and to start funding a national anti-Semitic hate crime registration service.
The clash of views in Auschwitz comes amid the right-wing extremism in Poland and elsewhere in the West. It is fueled by a wider tendency that many Poles have that their suffering during the war in the German hands is little known abroad as it has greater knowledge of the Jewish tragedy.
A recent study, published in the last days of the Conference on Jewish Substantive Claims against Germany and the Azrieli Foundation, found that 52% of the millennia in the world Canada can not name any concentration camp or ghetto, and 62% of millennia do not know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
His findings are similar to a similar study conducted a year ago in the United States.
In the UK, a new Holocaust Victims Day survey found that one in 20 adults in the UK did not believe the Holocaust took place. The study of more than 2,000 people published on Sunday also found that nearly two-thirds of respondents either did not know how many Jews were killed or heavily underestimated by the number of people killed during the Holocaust.
"Such widespread ignorance and even denial is shocking," said Olivia Marx-Woldman, executive director. The report, published on Sunday, that 13 Jews were killed in fatal attacks in 2018, marking the largest number of Jews killed after a wave of attacks on Argentinian Jews in the 1990s.
The report found that about 70% of anti-Jewish attacks were anti-Israel in nature and that most of the attacks were led by neo-Nazis and white superiorities
The United Nations recognized 27 January as International Remembrance Day for Victims of the Holocaust in 2005