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Former Polish President Lech Walesa has explained why the current leader of the country Andrzej Duda has not provided the right words at the world Holocaust forum, which will be held in Israel on 22-23 January. He told this in an interview with Onet.pl.
“First, we had to invite [Vladimir] Putin to Auschwitz,” — said Walesa, adding that the Russian leader had not sent an invitation to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp, to be held in late January 2020 in Poland. “It was expected that Duda will not get the right to vote in Israel. In this situation, he can not go”, — concluded the former President.
He said the events around the Holocaust forum in Israel, “Putin’s plan” and noted that now the Russian leader with no obstacles will be able to speak in Jerusalem and “to succeed”. While Walesa advised the Dude to admit that “the Russians liberated the camp,” Auschwitz, because it is “historical truth, which no change”.
Commemorative events in honor of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland have to pass on January 27. It is assumed that Putin will not be there. In July 2019 the Polish authorities have announced their intention to send the Russian President’s invitation. Then the press Secretary of the head of Poland’s Blazej Spychalski said that the fact that the camp’s liberation by the Soviet army, is a historic, says owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.
The world Holocaust forum will be held January 22-23 at the memorial “Yad Vashem” in Israel. The planned visit of Putin, who should be “the main guest of the forum” has become one of the main causes of failure Duda from the trip.
Against this background, the Polish scientist michał Chludzinski drew attention to the Israeli organizing Committee of the forum. It includes, in particular, the President of the European Jewish Congress, Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor, who, according to the expert, has contacts with the Kremlin. As noted Chludzinski, that Kantor drew Putin to participate in the forum that will be on the hands of the Israelis. The analyst suggested that the Russian President will use the absence of Duda at the event and again accused Poland at the outbreak of the Second world war.
Also among the organizers of the forum, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin head of the Israeli foreign Minister Israel Katz, previously accusing poles of anti-Semitism, and Chairman of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev, told Chludzinski.
In the largest concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (known as Auschwitz in the name of a nearby city) from 1940 to 1945 were killed approximately 1.1 million people. Mostly the victims were the Jews who were brought there from all over Europe. Also among them were poles, Gypsies and Soviet prisoners of war. Auschwitz is the largest and most long-lived of the Nazi death camp, one of the main symbols of the Holocaust.
The day of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops installed the UN as the International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. It is celebrated on January 27.
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