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IHRA Project: Memory Laws and Safeguarding the Historical Record

Postby Pia Kahn » 2 months 1 week ago (Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:53 am)

https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/ne ... cal-record

This is so orwellian, you can't make it up:
In March, 2019, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) began its project on the topic of Memory laws’ under its five-year priority theme ‘Countering Holocaust Distortion and Safeguarding the Record’.

The project aims to enhance the capacity for the IHRA to understand, respond to, and advise on regulations, laws, and standards of practice that seek to preserve the historical record of the Holocaust from distortion and misuse.

“It is essential that democracies committed to ensuring relevance of the Holocaust maintain a historically accurate view of the past, particularly when that past is at risk of being misused by political leaders and influencers to justify policies and ideologies of the present,” said Dr Robert Williams, chair of the project.

In July 2019 the project will hold a workshop bringing together renowned experts to discuss the status, efficacy, and impact of memory laws, as well as research on them to date. The workshop will result in a set of recommendations for consideration by the IHRA and its member countries on how to protect against the misuse of history.

The IHRA unites governments and experts to strengthen, advance and promote Holocaust education, remembrance and research worldwide, and to uphold the commitments of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration.


The memories of free speach are "safeguarding the historical record" in order to prevent its misuse by political leaders :cheers: :bounce:

What a blatant lie.
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Re: IHRA Project: Memory Laws and Safeguarding the Historical Record

Postby borjastick » 2 months 1 week ago (Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:26 am)

The memories of free speach are "safeguarding the historical record" in order to prevent its misuse by political leaders :cheers: :bounce:


Not quite sure what you mean by this line Pia, can you expand a little old chap?

If you are saying that memories should be considered absolute hard evidence and such in a way protected by the IHRA?

Memories are simply and verifiably dodgy to say the least. As my father got into very old age, he is now 92, his stories of his childhood and war time experiences became somewhat loose compared to what he had told us many years ago.

Holocaust 'witnesses' and 'survivor' memories should in my opinion be ignored totally as most and perhaps all are either given to them or simply farcical. They give a new use to the old phrase 'when I want your opinion I'll give it to you.'
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Re: IHRA Project: Memory Laws and Safeguarding the Historical Record

Postby Hektor » 2 months 1 week ago (Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:06 am)

Pia Kahn wrote:.....
The memories of free speach are "safeguarding the historical record" in order to prevent its misuse by political leaders :cheers: :bounce:

What a blatant lie.


Except for the Holocaust, what other 'historical records' are safeguarded and protected from scrutiny of critical researchers.

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Re: IHRA Project: Memory Laws and Safeguarding the Historical Record

Postby Pia Kahn » 2 months 1 week ago (Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:22 am)

Hektor wrote:
Pia Kahn wrote:.....
The memories of free speach are "safeguarding the historical record" in order to prevent its misuse by political leaders :cheers: :bounce:

What a blatant lie.


Except for the Holocaust, what other 'historical records' are safeguarded and protected from scrutiny of critical researchers.


Good question. As far as I know, memory laws or history laws for "safeguarding the historical record" do not exist except for the holocaust. All the other historical events do not have to be "safeguarded". That's fishy. :drunken: :idea:
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