Saturday’s published remarks reflect concerns within the Church about a rise in Holocaust denial and other forms of historical whitewashing. The statement was issued by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union.
It came just two days ahead of the anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two on January 27, 1945. More than a million people were murdered there, most of them Jews, as well as others the German Nazi’s didn’t like. Vatican News Department