Stop commemorating Holocaust, German extreme right says


This 2016 video is called Engineering Evil – Inside the Holocaust.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

AfD politician: Stop commemorating the Holocaust

Today, 13:16

Björn Hocke, a prominent member of the right-wing populist

Journalists, stop using the historically wrong euphemism ‘populist’ for racists and neo-fascists.

party Alternative for Germany, has come under fire because of his statements about the handling of Germany’s World War II past.

At a meeting of the youth wing of the AfD yesterday he called the German commemorations of the Holocaust “crippling memory politics”. He wanted more attention for the German victims: “Our way of remembering must rotate 180 degrees.”

He also called the Holocaust Memorial in the center of Berlin a “monument of shame”. …

The president of the Central Council of Jews reacted angrily. “To describe the Holocaust Memorial as a monument of shame is shocking and unacceptable,” he told Bild daily.

See also here. And here.

This is not so surprising for an AfD politician. After all, one of the AfD leaders is Lady Beatrix Von Storch, née Duchess of Oldenburg; the granddaughter of Johann Ludwig, Count Schwerin von Krosigk. The finance minister of Hitler’s Third Reich from its beginning until its collapse in May 1945. Hitler rewarded him with the nazi party’s Golden Swastika badge. After the war, in Nuremberg, Count Schwerin von Krosigk was convicted to ten years in prison for war crimes and, eg, his role in the persecution of Jews in the Kristallnacht. Lady Von Storch was recently in the news for anti-Semitism.

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