Auschwitz, the Holocaust, and the Fog of Propaganda War

There's a lot of western historical revisionism about the Soviet Union and World War II. As a Soviet Jew, I’ve come to expect it. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t bother me.

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of Auschwitz. Newspapers have queued up all sorts of articles, think pieces, and Twitter posts to commemorate the occasion. Not surprisingly, a lot of the coverage reflects decades worth of revisionism that has downgraded the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Ge…

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