During a recent memorial service for Soviet soldiers who fell during World War II, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko claimed that the “whole world bows” to the Jews because of the Holocaust:
“Jews were able to make the world remember [the Holocaust], and the whole world bows to them, being afraid of saying one wrong word to them,” said Lukashenko. “On our part, we, being tolerant and kind, did not want to hurt anyone’s feelings and let the things down to the point when they have have started to hurt us.”
The speech focused on the role of Belarussians in fighting the Nazis alongside Soviet forces, with the Belarussian president stressing that more work was needed to ensure that people remember Belarus’s part in World War II. “This work has already begun with the investigation into the crimes of Nazism on the Belarusian soil. This is akin to the Holocaust of the Belarusian people,” said Lukashenko.
Some 800,000 Jews (90% of the Jewish population) were killed in Belarus during the Holocaust, according to the European Jewish Congress. While in some other countries, the local population helped the Nazis massacre local Jews, Belarussians did not do the same and several individuals and small groups even helped protect Jews, according to Facing History and Ourselves.
On the same day Lukashenko made the comments, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin extended Independence Day greetings to the Belarussian president, pointing to the relations between Jews and Belarus….
In 2015, Lukashenko criticized Semyon Shapiro, the Jewish governor of the Minsk region at the time, for not getting Belarussian Jews “under control.”
“I told you a year ago to take all the Jews of Belarus under control,” said Lukashenko to Shapiro, pointing out Yuri Zisser, the director of the tut.by website, as “not behaving correctly.” Zisser’s online publication had criticized a tax decree imposed by Lukashenko at the time.
In 2007, the Belarussian leader lashed out at Jewish residents of Bobruisk, a port city, saying that they had turned the city into a “pig sty.”
“This is a Jewish city, and the Jews are not concerned for the place they live in. They have turned Bobruisk into a pig sty. Look at Israel – I was there,” said Lukashenko.
Belarus has been targeted by sanctions from the US and EU due to its crackdown on protests against the government and the interception of a Ryanair flight by Belarus that was carrying a dissident and journalist.
In attempting to give Jews a back-handed compliment, Lukashenko provides some valuable insight here — on how the whole myth of the Holocaust got started — and snowballed into the weapon of mass delusion that it is today.
After World War II, no one challenged the Jews when they started making outlandish claims about genocide — people felt sorry for them, and didn’t want to upset them.
At the Nuremberg show trials, Jewish “eyewitnesses” were not allowed to be cross-examined by the defense attorneys — no matter how ridiculous their testimony sounded.
But once the Holocaust myth established a beach head in legitimate political and historical discourse, it was too late to turn back and start asking some tough — and uncomfortable — questions about this so-called “event”.
And this lack of accountability only encouraged Jewish “witnesses” to embellish and exaggerate even more — according to Jewish professor Norman Finkelstein.
All of this has resulted in a situation where Jews perceive any criticism as the beginning of “another” Holocaust — and they use the accusation to shut down anyone who challenges them.
People will often defend the official Holocaust narrative by stating that it would be impossible for so many “witnesses” to lie — and believe — the same story.
But the Holocaust is a textbook example of the “Mandela Effect” — where a large group of people can indeed misremember the same event in the same way — psychologists have studied many examples of this phenomenon.
While Jews may benefit from the Holocaust narrative — as Lukashenko points out — it silences their critics — ultimately, it’s psychologically unhealthy, but there is hope — many Jews have woken up from this spell and now can live normal lives — and see the Holocaust for what it really was — WWII Allied atrocity propaganda to demonize the German enemy.