Prague, 29 January 2021 – The online discussion „Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the Holocaust“ organised by the Informal Group of MEPs on „European Remembrance“ to commemorate the International Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust lead by its coordinator MEP Rasa Juknevičienė (LT) took place on 29 January 2021 online.
The discussion focused on the tragedy of the Holocaust in the crossroads of two biggest totalitarian regimes and how Russia’s current historical revisionism and state-fueled disinformation use the sensitivities of the Holocaust, World War II and Soviet remembrance to further divide and weaken Europe.
Open speech was presented by Mrs Rasa Juknevičienė, MEP, Coordinator of the Informal Group on European Remembrance.
- Dr. Roger Moorhause, (FRHistS) a historian and author, specialising in Nazi Germany, Poland and World War Two in Europe. A visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, he is the author of a number of books – including “The Devils’Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin 1939-1941” (2014) and the recent “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939”, which was published in the UK in September 2019
- Mrs. Irina Lazarevna Shcherbakova, a historian, manager of educational programs and a member of the Board of international organisation “Memorial” (Russia)
- Dr. Inga Zakšauskiené, PhD, Vilnius University Faculty of History
- Dr. Łukasz Kamiński, Polish historian and President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience