To place Russian Communism on the same moral level with Nazi fascism, because both are totalitarian, is, at best, superficial, in the worse case it is fascism.
He who insists on this equality may be a democrat; in truth and in his heart, he is already a fascist, and will surely fight fascism with insincerity and appearance, but with complete hatred only communism.(Thomas Mann, 1945)
On 19 September 2019, the EU Parliament in Strasbourg passed a resolution that allegedly dealt with the « significance of the European past (or European historical consciousness) for the future of Europe« . 535 MEPs voted for this resolution, 66 against and 52 abstained.
The FIR and its member federations can in no way agree with this resolution. The text of the declaration does not show the future of Europe, but is an ideological relapse into the worst times of the cold war, which are expressed in this resolution, which came about on initiative of the Baltic States and Poland. Contrary to all scientific findings, it is claimed here that it was only with the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Treaty that « the course was set for the Second World War ».
The reconstruction of the events that led to the Second World War is narrow-minded, emissive, instrumental, and has no scientific basis: in a single reproach. It links the oppressors and oppressed, victims and slaughterers, invaders and liberators. The resolution is a text of gross ideological propaganda, worthy of the worst moments of the Cold War.