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Annual European Day Of Remembrance For Victims Of Stalinism, Nazism

Survivor Panayiota Mario touches a glass panel containing the remains of victims of the Distomo massacre, committed by the Nazis during World War II in the village of Distomo, in Greece.
Survivor Panayiota Mario touches a glass panel containing the remains of victims of the Distomo massacre, committed by the Nazis during World War II in the village of Distomo, in Greece.

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European Union member states are marking a day of remembrance for victims of Stalinism and Nazism.

The European Parliament in 2008 adopted a resolution designating August 23 as the day to formally remember the victims of mass deportations and exterminations.

The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the August 23, 1939, signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.

The pact's secret protocols divided Europe into two spheres of interest.

A European Parliament statement said the “mass deportations, murders, and enslavements committed in the context of the acts of aggression by Stalinism and Nazism fall into the category of war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

In 2009, the parliament adopted a second resolution condemning the totalitarian crimes of Europe’s communist, Nazi and fascist regimes.

Based on RFE/RL and agency reporting
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by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
August 23, 2012 18:48
This is total hypocrisy-the `European` union is afraid to mention `communism`,replacing it with totalitarianism,while accepting the former Komintern bastards as the `party` of ``european````socialists```A non-binding resolution is not enough as most people hoped for a trial against the criminals who killed tens of millions ,and got away with mass murders.crimes against humanity,mass deportations,ethic cleansing,you name it-is there any filthy crime not perpetrated by the red svoloches???There is not and they will never be punished for their crimes,so the EU better shut up as its hypocrisy is an insult to the millions killed,tortured,maimed,and still lying in mass graves.The EU proves ,once again the words of Dostoyevsky from a century and a half ago-it is the whore of Europe!!!
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by: Chris Szabo from: South Africa
August 24, 2012 07:49
I couldn't agree more! By saying "Stalinism", they cover up Lenin's crimes, Kruschev's crimes and all of the Communist crimes. But do not be surprised. The leader of the European Commission, Barroso, is an ex-Communist, so how can you expect honesty from the likes of that?

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