The United Nation’s General Assembly has passed a resolution on Holocaust denial in a wording including amendments that were suggested by Poland, namely, on the recognition of the role of anti-Nazi resistance movements and the role of people saving Jews.
The resolution was passed on the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, when a clique of Third Reich leaders worked out a plan of “final solution to the Jewish Question” (Judenfrage).
Passed by consensus, with only Iran, Israel’s most ardent adversary, objecting, the UN General Assembly’s resolution is the first official document adopted by all of the organisation’s member states wherein which comprised is a definition of the Holocaust based on the one adopted in 2013 by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) of which Poland is a member.
As stressed by Poland’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the text of the resolution contained amendments that Poland proposed. These include, in line with the IHRA definition, the rendition of diluting the responsibility for the establishment of German concentration and death camps by shifting the blame onto other nations tantamount to Holocaust denial and corruption of truth about the Holocaust. Such a provision demonstrates particular importance with regards to false and repetitive statements about “Polish death camps”.
Poland also proposed amendments that honoured the courage and dedication of anti-Nazi resistance movements’ members. Moreover, suggested by the country, a provision commending people saving and aiding in the saving of Jews was added.
The resolution also recognised that representatives of other nations were amongst the victims of German camps. In addition, the resolution praised member states actively engaged in looking after memorials dedicated to the Holocaust its victims.
Amb. @KSzczerski: ��"Fighting and preventing the #Holocaust denial has a special importance for #Poland����. Among the millions of #Jewish victims exterminated as a result of the implementation of murderous antisemitic ideology of German Nazism, three million were Polish citizens." pic.twitter.com/Dh7YM6fllK— Poland in the UN (@PLinUN) January 20, 2022