Memory of WWII victims should take more place in society: Belarus' Communist Party

Memory of WWII victims should take more place in society: Belarus' Communist Party

The terrible lessons of WWII years and attempts to reshape the story were discussed during the talk show What Is Going On?.

Georgy Atamanov, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus:
We are talking today about Khatyn village, about other burnt villages. Many Minskers are sitting here, but who today do they remember that there was a camp in Shirokaya Street, the present Kuibysheva Street? And thousands of people are buried there. But today those places are occupied by high-rise buildings.

Who can remember the first concentration camp today?

There were 9 of them in Minsk. Drozdy... They must be perpetuated. Now, if we keep this memory inside the country and show people how hard we survived the war years - believe me, Europe, Asia, and the same Americans will respect us for it. But regarding aggressive propaganda work... From our territory, we never went anywhere with aggression. We always tolerate aggressors here. We must learn to understand that we are a tolerant people. We are ready to talk with everyone, to be equal with equals. And let us be respected only because we are what we are.

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