The Russian Embassy accused the United States of rewriting the history of World War II :: Politics :: RBC

The reason was the description of the US Embassy in Hungary to one of its grants, which mentioned the “tyranny of the Soviet Union” during the Second World War and the Holocaust

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The US State Department is trying to rewrite the history of World War II and belittle the role of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazism, the Russian embassy in the United States believes. The diplomatic mission wrote about this in his Facebook account.

The authors of the message cited as an example the description that the American embassy in Hungary placed for one of its grants. It states that program participants should focus on recognizing a complex national history, including on the individual experiences of war participants and their oral testimonies. The proposals put forward by the applicants should be related to “acts of humanity and resistance, as well as cruelty and cooperation during the Holocaust and World War II, under the tyranny of the Soviet Union.”

In a statement, the Russian Embassy in the United States called the description of the grant “another cynical attempt to rewrite history.” The diplomatic service notes that the United States is trying to forget the decisive contribution of the USSR to the victory over Nazism and the end of the Holocaust.

The Ambassador of Russia advocated the preservation of the historical truth about World War II

“We urge the American side to abandon deliberately false, unworthy and pseudo-historical programs,” the embassy said. A screenshot of the publication of the Sputnik agency is also attached to it, which says that the operation to free Budapest from Hitler’s troops in 1945 claimed the lives of 80 thousand Soviet and Romanian soldiers.


Hitler’s face is found in Puma shoes

The toe and tongue of the Storm Adrenaline model look too much like the bangs and mustache of the Nazi dictator

The mark of Puma shoes it has become a trend on Twitter after several users in Russia detected the amazing resemblance between one of his shoe models and the face of Adolf Hitler.

This model of footwear in question is called Storm Adrenaline. According to Internet users, one of the photos presented by the German brand resembles the portrait of the Nazi genocidal.

From a panoramic view of the shoes can be seen on the toe and tongue of this model of Puma the unmistakable dictator’s bangs next to a small mustache.

Among the comments circulating on the networks, many users have recalled that the company founded by brothers Rudolf Dassler and Adolf “Adi” Dassler (who later created Adidas), supported the Nazi regime and they were members of the German National Socialist Party.


The dissimulation of the Vatican archives will finally reveal the truth about “Hitler’s pope” | World news

A new light will be cast on one of the most controversial periods in Vatican history on Monday when the archives on Pope Pius XII – accused by critics of being a Nazi sympathizer – will not be sealed.

A year after Pope Francis announced the move, saying that “the church is not afraid of history”, the documents of the papacy of Pius XII, which began in 1939 on the brink of World War II and ended in 1958, will be opened, initially in a small number of scholars.

Pius XII’s critics accused him of keeping silent during the Holocaust, without ever publicly condemning the persecution and genocide of Jews and others. His defenders claim to have quietly encouraged convents and other Catholic institutions to hide thousands of Jews and that public criticism of the Nazis would have risked the lives of priests and nuns.

“The opening of the archives is decisive for the contemporary history of the church and the world,” said Cardinal José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça, archivist and librarian of the Vatican last week.

Bishop Sergio Pagano, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Archive, said that scholars should express a “historical judgment”. He added: “The good [that Pius did] it was so great that it will make the few shadows pale. “Evaluating the millions of pages in the archives would take several years, he said.

Over 150 people have applied to access the archives, although only 60 can be hosted in offices simultaneously. Among the first to view the documents will be representatives of the Jewish community of Rome and scholars of Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

David Kertzer, an American expert on the relationship between the Catholic church and fascism, who will begin reviewing the newspapers this week, said there were “signs of nervousness” in the Vatican about what would emerge from the archives. The Vatican archives allegedly provided an “immense amount of fresh material from millions of pages,” he said Observer.

“On the big question, it’s clear: Pius XII never publicly criticized the Nazis for the mass murder they were committing against the Jews of Europe – and knew from the outset that a mass murder was taking place. Various clerics and others urged him to speak, and refused to do so.

“Although there are many testimonials showing that the church protected the Jews in Rome, when more than 1,000 were gathered on October 16, 1943 and kept for two days adjacent to the Vatican [before deportation to the death camps]Pio decided not to publicly protest or even to send an appeal to Hitler privately not to send them to death in Auschwitz. Hopefully what we will find from these archives is why he did what he did and what discussions took place behind the Vatican walls. “

Mary Vincent, professor of modern European history at Sheffield University, said that many criticisms of Pius Xll lacked nuance. “He was an attentive, austere and unpleasant man who tried to guide a path through almost impossible circumstances. He had a clear vision of what he considered the threat of Soviet communism and his vision of Italian fascism was somewhat softer. But classifying it as good or bad isn’t useful: it’s about the decisions he made and the space he had to make those decisions. “

Pope Pius XII in 1951.

Pius XII in 1951.

Pius – whose birth name was Eugenio Pacelli – was Vatican secretary of state under his predecessor, Pope Pius XI, and a former papal nuncio, or envoy, to Germany. In 1933, he negotiated a concordat between the Catholic church and Germany. After being elected pope, six months before the outbreak of the war, the Vatican maintained diplomatic relations with the Third Reich and the new pontiff refused to condemn the Nazi invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.

In December 1942, Pius XII spoke in general terms of the suffering of the Jews, although he had known for several months about the Nazi extermination plans. In 1943 he wrote to the bishop of Berlin, claiming that the church could not publicly condemn the Holocaust for fear of causing “greater evils”.

Hitler Pope, a controversial biography of Pius XII by British author John Cornwell, published in 1999, stated that the pope was an anti-Semite who “was not taken out of moral outrage at the plight of the Jews.” He was also narcissistic and determined to protect and advance the power of the papacy, the book claimed. Pius XII was “the ideal pope for Hitler’s unspeakable plan. He was Hitler’s pledge. He was Hitler’s pope”.

Cornwell’s claims have been contested by some scholars and authors. He later admitted that Pius XII had “a field of action so small that it is impossible to judge the reasons for his silence during the war”, although the pontiff never explained his position.

In 2012, Yad Vashem changed the text of an exhibition on the papacy of Pius XII, from “did not intervene” to “did not publicly protest”. The new text acknowledged several assessments of the pope’s position and Yad Vashem said he “looks[ed] waiting for the day when the Vatican archives will be open to researchers so that we can arrive at a clearer understanding of the events “.

Pope Benedict, Francis’ predecessor, in 2009 declared that Pius XII had lived a life of “heroic” Christian virtue, a step towards possible holiness. But in 2014 Francis said that no miracle – a prerequisite for beatification, the last step towards canonization – had been identified. “If there are no miracles, he cannot go on. He is stuck there,” said Francis after visiting Yad Vashem. Last year, Francis said that Pius XII had led the church during one of the “saddest and darkest periods of the 20th century”. He added that he is confident that “serious and objective historical research will allow for evaluation [of Pius] in the correct light “, including” appropriate criticism “.


The protest after the MSNBC host compares Sanders’ Nevada victory with the Nazi invasion United States news

Chris Matthews, MSNBC host respect Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday in the Nazi invasion of France, spurring calls for his dismissal.

“I was reading about the fall of France last summer in the summer of 1940 and General Reynaud calls Churchill and says,” It’s over, “said Matthews on Saturday evening.

“And Churchill says, ‘How can it be? You have the largest army in Europe. How can it be over? “He said,” It’s over. “

“So I had that repressed feeling,” Matthews also said.

Sanders, a Vermont senator and self-proclaimed democratic socialist, is Jewish.

He easily won the Nevada caucuses, helping to consolidate his status as leader of the Democratic presidential nomination in a primary division between moderates and progressives. Sanders’ victory came in the wake of a strong performance in Iowa and victory in New Hampshire.

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews compares Sanders’ victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany that swept France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over”

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Matthews’ words sparked widespread anger.

“Bernie is Jewish and his family was killed by the Nazis” tweeted David Sirota, Sanders writer and former Guardian contributor. “None of this is OK.”

“This is absolutely disgusting [Matthews’] part,” tweeted Parker Molloy, editor in chief at Media Matters for America. “Retire, get fired, whatever. In conclusion, Matthews must be out of work. “

On the air, Matthews said that Republicans would reveal the opposition’s search for Sanders that would “kill” him in the general election against Donald Trump.

“It seems that Bernie Sanders is hard to beat,” Matthews said of the primaries, adding: “I think it’s a little late to stop it, and I think that’s the problem.”

MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.