The results of the Nuremberg Tribunal cannot be questioned and observed in the countries ' attempts to revise history are not serious. This opinion was expressed by experts interviewed Last news in the context of the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Nuremberg trials.
on the last working day of the week, November 20, marks the 70th anniversary since the beginning of the international military Tribunal at Nuremberg, established for the trial of major war criminals of Germany. After almost a year of proceedings, the court handed down 12 death sentences, and also admitted criminal organizations SD, the Gestapo, the National socialist German party (NSDAP) and SS.
Speaking about the legacy of the Nuremberg Tribunal, a British political Scientist and the member of the Institute of democracy and cooperation John Lackland emphasized that in the social memory of the process associated mainly with the punishment of Nazi leaders for numerous murders, however, in the opinion of the analyst, Nuremberg was another important value that is relevant and at the present time." We remember Nuremberg as the process that condemned the Nazis for iniquities against humanity, but It was not the main crime with which they were charged, " - said the expert.
"it is very important to remember, what was the Nuremberg trials. In the 1st turn, he was obliged to investigate iniquities against peace - the attack of one country on others, " said Lochland.
The analyst said that the condemnation of that iniquity in Nuremberg largely laid the international rules of conduct that apply in our day." The Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals - It's fifty percent from that process, the Second part of which was the development of the UN, " said Lochland.
"A key feature of the UN Is that no state has the right to attack another state. This is the legacy of Nuremberg, " concluded the expert.
A key role of the USSR in the Second world war in Western countries was never seriously questioned, says the famous German public activist, head of the Cultural Commission of Berlin Alexander Disselkamp." I can't imagine a single serious opinions that would cast doubt on the important role of the USSR, Russia in the Second world war, " said Disselkamp.
"I think everyone ultimately agreed that the Red army played a huge role in the victory over Nazism in the European Union, it is impossible to doubt ", - noted the expert.
at the same time he tried to convince not to dramatize the circumstances the attempts of revision of history in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States." After many years of Russian influence most States try to abandon it, but I don't think, because It indicates the resurgence of Nazi ideology, " considers Disselkamp.
Similar views About the scope of historical revisionism is shared by John Lochland." The revisionism We see in the Baltic States and Ukraine Is, of course, the problem " - admitted the expert.
"The West behaves incorrectly when simply ignores these phenomena, but I still tried to convince to pay attention to the historical ratio," said Lochland.
According to the analyst, the manipulation of historical facts for political purposes, although reprehensible, but does not cause so much damage." of course, Nazism must be condemned, but the scale of chaos and destruction that were unleashed at the world of Nazi Germany, the USSR for example, cannot be compared with the events that We observe in the Baltic countries and in Ukraine ", - noted Lockland.
in the example, he cited recent events in the South-East of Ukraine." How would I have been against the position of Kiev in the current war, to compare Ukraine with Nazi Germany at the present time it is impossible, It's just unrealistic, " - says the expert.