Of the four requests, the government of Spain has not applied any

Sánchez ignores the requests of the European condemnation of nazi and communist crimes

Between July 1 and December 31, Spain will preside over the Council of the European Union, a presidency now held by Sweden.

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A government that rewrites history to hide the crimes of the left

The president of the Spanish government, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, is already preparing that Spanish presidency with the hope, perhaps, that it will help him to face the general elections that he should call at the end of this year with more advantage >, in which almost all the polls point to it as a loser. One of the main concerns of his government has been to rewrite history, with a law of "historical memory" that hides the war crimes of the left during the Spanish Civil War.

In 2021 Sánchez and his allies rejected a condemnation of the crimes of Nazism and communism

When it comes to the history of Europe, Sánchez and his government have adopted a position of very bad memory. In March 2021, in a controversial vote in the Congress of Deputies, both he, like the rest of the left, rejected a condemnation of the crimes of Nazism and communism, a condemnation that he sought to endorse the resolution condemning these crimes approved by the European Parliament on September 19, 2019.

That European resolution recalled that "the Nazi and communist regimes carried out mass murders, genocide and deportations and caused a loss of life and freedom in the 20th century on a scale unseen in human history", and condemned "the acts of aggression, crimes against humanity and mass human rights violations perpetrated by the Nazi, communist and other totalitarian regimes."

Socialists tried to remove mentions of communism in the European resolution

It must be remembered that European socialists tried to eliminate mentions of communism in that resolution, as if the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity committed by that totalitarian movement were not worthy of condemnation. We must remember that some of the parties of the socialist group in the European Parliament were formerly sole parties of communist dictatorships, turned into "social democrats" suddenly after the fall of communism.

The requests made by that resolution to the member countries of the EU

That resolution condemning the Nazi and communist crimes made four specific requests to the member countries of the EU:

  • "Calls on all Member States to commemorate 23 August as the European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes at both EU and national level." The choice of the date is due to the fact that on August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed an alliance with which a few days later they launched to jointly invade Poland.
  • "Calls on the Member States to condemn and counteract all forms of Holocaust denial, including the trivialisation and minimisation of the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators, and to prevent trivialisation in political and media discourse."
  • "Calls for a common culture of remembrance that rejects the crimes of fascist, Stalinist, and other totalitarian and authoritarian regimes of the past as a way of fostering resilience against modern threats to democracy."
  • "Calls, furthermore, for 25 May (the anniversary of the execution of the Auschwitz hero Rotamaster Witold Pilecki) to be established as International Day of Heroes of the Fight against Totalitarianism, which will be an expression of respect and a tribute to all those who, by fighting tyranny, demonstrated their heroism and true love for humankind, and will also provide future generations with a clear example of the correct attitude to take in the face of the threat of totalitarian enslavement." The Polish officer Witold Pilecki was a hero who infiltrated Auschwitz to report on what was happening there, and in 1948 he was executed by the communists.

The government of Pedro Sánchez has not complied with any of these requests

Well then: as of today, the Sánchez government has not complied with any of these four requests. At most, in the text of the aforementioned "democratic memory law" (you can read it here), a single mention of the Holocaust appears in the preamble, without the normative part of the law mentioning that genocide, beyond recognizing the Spanish who were prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. In contrast, a month and a half ago the Spanish left refused to honor a Spanish diplomat who saved 5,000 Jews from the Holocaust, Ángel Sanz Briz, declared "Justo among the Nations" by Israel in 1966.

The only government in the EU that has communist ministers

On the other hand, the Spanish government continues not to celebrate May 25 or August 23 in the terms indicated by the aforementioned European resolution. The figure of Witold Pilecki has not been remembered once by the government of Pedro Sánchez. Likewise, the "democratic memory" promoted by the Spanish government systematically ignores all communist crimes and their victims, directing a shameful historical amnesia against them. Let's remember that two years ago, PSOE and its far-left allies openly extolled communism in Congress, even portraying communists as "freedom fighters." After all, the government of Pedro Sánchez is the only government in the EU that has communist ministers, something that should be a source of shame and scandal in Europe.


Photo: Efe.

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