In this first article (Google Translate), they quote from Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands and show a short list of supposed Babi Yar victim names and occupations someone entered into the dubious Yad Vashem database.
The next article (Google Translate) “We make ourselves more innocent than we are” is an interview with Timothy Snyder. In his short profile they “forget” to mention his CFR membership. He makes the point that the destruction of states played a more important role than anti-Semitism:
Let's compare: In Estonia, 99 percent of the Jews were killed, in Denmark 99 percent survived. The difference was not that anti-Semitism prevailed in one state but not in the other. Instead: Estonia was the victim of a destruction of the state, while Denmark was occupied in a conventional way.
He continues with suggestions straight from the playbook of B’nai B’rith Canada director Ian Kagedan (“Achieving our quest of a 'new world order' depends on our learning the Holocaust's lessons”).
Poles and Ukrainians, Russians and Lithuanians have to think about the Holocaust just like the Germans. But of course not about the same role.
This week, the Ukraine and several NGOs organized a commemoration at Babi Yar, with lectures, readings, conferences and concerts in Kiev. This is one of the most intense commemorations of the Holocaust that we have ever seen. Ukrainians even dare to discuss the participation of non-Jewish people from Kiev in the massacre at Babi Yar and of Soviet citizens in the Holocaust as a whole. I find it very important that the Germans support these efforts.
The third article “I fell down on human corpses” (Google Translate) is about “Babi Yar eye-witness” Dina Pronicheva, who miraculously survived to tell her Babi Yar story.
The last article “The order was that the Jewish population should be totally exterminated” (Google Translate, full text only for paying subscribers) is about the Nuremberg trial testimony of Otto Ohlendorf.
Then there is a WELT article about Babi Yar by the head of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder himself, titled: “We need more Holocaust commemoration, not less” (Google Translate). He doesn’t exactly specify whom he talks about when he says “we.” Another one by WELT chief historian Dr. Sven Felix Kellerhoff titled “Babi Yar massacre: The murder of thousands as daily routine – and amusement” (Google Translate) in which he tells us that the Nazis actually murdered 200,000 people in the Babi Yar ravine from 1941 until 1944 and invents a new context for a famous photo showing a German soldier who doesn’t aim at a woman and her child, even though he is about to shoot them: the photo was shot for amusement.
A German soldier sent this picture captioned “Ukraine 1942, Jewish Action, Ivangorod” back home. But it was pulled out of the field post by Polish resistance fighters in the Warsaw post office. The motif, the caption and the fact that it had been sent to Germany, even though it never got there, can only mean one thing: It should have served for the amusement of relatives or friends at home.
The exhibition organizers around Ulrich Baumann have likewise examined and checked all the other photographs as thorough as this.
FAZ features an article titled “Massacre of Babi Yar - Buried Memories” (Google Translate). Surprisingly, leftist ZEIT is content with a very short article “Pictures against oblivion” (Google Translate) with bizarre pictures of wrinkly old Jew faces, one of which is dressed up as a concentration camp inmate, and a short video interview with “eye-witness” Raissa Maistrenko. Of course, state propaganda from ARD (Google Translate and ZDF (Google Translate) isn’t missing.
I think this signifies a further shift to the East in the official Holocaust narrative. Maybe they think they need to revamp their product a bit, which is mainly about old Auschwitz, plus mental preparation for the upcoming Lipstadt movie.
Chapter in Dissecting the Holocaust dealing with Babi Yar and the testimony of Pronicheva
CODOH Forum: Babi Yar 'massacre' debunked
Ohlendorf’s testimony at the Nuremberg trials
CODOH Forum thread about Ohlendorf
Didi18’s translations of Vincent Reyounard’s Einsatzgruppen videos (CODOH Forum discussion)
Carlos Porter on Nuremberg trial Einsatzgruppen document L-180
Carlo Mattogno’s My Banned Holocaust Interview
Patrick Desbois and the “Mass Graves” of Jews in Ukraine by Carlo Mattogno (CODOH Forum discussion)