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24 january

The Holocaust: Annihilation, Liberation, Rescue

Visit «The Holocaust: Annihilation, Liberation, Rescue» exhibition at Russian Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Antonov's Remarks at the Exhibit Opening

Dear colleagues,
I am glad to welcome you at the opening of the exhibition "Holocaust: annihilation, liberation, rescue". I would like to thank the Holocaust Research and Education Center in Moscow for its provision.

As you know, this exhibition is now launched in the very city center of Moscow- on Nikolskaya Street – as a part of the Holocaust Remembrance Week. We can say that our event is in line with Russian memorial events dedicated to this tragedy. It could not be otherwise. This is our story, despite the attempts of several so-called “experts” and even a number of museums here in Washington, in the U.S. to distort and misinterpret it.

Recently in Russian Cultural center the documentary film «Trawniki. School of executioners» was presented by its creators. We will continue to tell the truth about the Great Patriotic War to the American audience. About our innumerable losses. About purposeful destruction of the peoples of the Soviet Union - Jewish, Russian, Belarusian. About the stamina and heroism of the Red Army fighters, who destroyed the enemy of all mankind - Nazism, liberated Europe, ended the Holocaust.

This is our duty to the passing generation of winners and to those who did not live up to the victory.