The Seventy Years Declaration is an historic document that:

  • Recognises the unique dimensions of Nazism and the Holocaust
  • Opposes the manifestation of Holocaust revisionism in attempts to equate Nazi and Soviet crimes
  • Denounces the glorification of Nazi and collaborationist nationalist war criminals
  • Defends those who fought against and resisted the Nazis from vilification and defamation
  • Advocates for ongoing genuine Holocaust education and memorialisation across Europe, separate from and in addition to education and commemoration of other tragedies and human rights abuses in 20th century Europe.

Founding Parliamentoary
SignatoriesSee full list

Austria
Jörg Leichtfried, MEP Austria
Hannes Swoboda, MEP, Austria

Belgium
Louis Michel, MEP, Belgium
Frédérique Ries, MEP, Belgium

Bulgaria
Evgeni Kirilov, MEP, Bulgaria

Finland
Hannu Takkula, MEP, Finland

France
Catherine Trautmann, MEP, France

Germany
Volker Beck, Member of Bundestag, Germany
Knut Fleckenstein, MEP, Germany
Jutta Haug, MEP, Germany
Lukrezia Jochimsen, Member of Bundestag, Germany
Jan Korte, Member of the Bundestag, Germany
Constanze Krehl, MEP, Germany
Christian Lange, Member of the Bundestag, Germany
Monika Lazar, Member of the Bundestag, Germany
Jo Leinen, MEP, Germany
Jerzy Montag, Member of Bundestag, Germany
Norbert Neuser, MEP, Germany
Petra Pau, Member of the Bundestag, Germany
Bernhard Rapkay, MEP, Germany
Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, MEP, Germany
Martin Schulz, MEP, Germany
Jutta Steinruck, MEP, Germany
Barbara Weiler, MEP, Germany
Prof. (em.) Gert Weisskirchen, Member of the Bundestag [1976 – 2009]
Gabriele Zimmer, MEP, Germany

Hungary
Kinga Göncz, MEP, Hungary
Zita Gurmai, MEP, Hungary
Edit Herczog, MEP, Hungary

Ireland
Proinsias De Rossa, MEP, Ireland

Italy
Paolo De Castro, MEP, Italy
Vincenzo Lovine, MEP, Italy
Niccolò Rinaldi, MEP, Italy
Giommaria Uggias, MEP, Italy

Latvia
Boriss Cilevičs, Member of Saeima, Latvia
Sergejs Dolgopolovs, member of Saeima, Latvia
Alexander Mirsky, MEP, Latvia
Tatjana Ždanoka, MEP, Latvia

Lithuania
Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, Member of Seimas, Lithuania
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, MEP, Lithuania
Justinas Karosas, Member of Seimas, Lithuania
Justas Paleckis, MEP, Lithuania
Marija Aušrinė Pavilionienė, Member of Seimas, Lithuania
Julius Sabatauskas, Member of Seimas, Lithuania
Algirdas Sysas, Member of Seimas, Lithuania
Birutė Vėsaitė, Member of Seimas, Lithuania

Netherlands
Jan Mulder, MEP, Netherlands

Portugal
Elisa Ferreira, MEP, Portugal
Ana Maria Gomes, MEP, Portuga

Romania
Ioan Enciu, MEP, Romania

Slovakia
Boris Zala, MEP, Slovakia

Slovenia
Tanja Fajon, MEP, Slovenia

Spain
Miguel Angel Martínez, MEP, Spain

Sweden
Göran Färm, MEP, Sweden
Olle Schmidt, MEP, Sweden

United Kingdom
Luciana Berger, MP, United Kingdom
Martin Callanan, MEP, United Kingdom
The Baroness Deech D.B.E, House of Lords, United Kingdom
Andrew Duff MEP, United Kingdom
Louise Ellman, MP, United Kingdom
Mike Freer, MP, United Kingdom
Stephen Hughes, MEP, United Kingdom
Lord Janner of Braunstone, House of Lords, United Kingdom
Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP, United Kingdom
Denis MacShane, MP, United Kingdom
John Mann, MP, United Kingdom
Linda McAvan, MEP, United Kingdom
Bill Newton Dunn, MEP, United Kingdom
Matthew Offord, MP, United Kingdom
Charles Tannock, MEP, United Kingdom

Organisational
Supporters (17)

  • Elwood Shule ( Australia )
  • Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Sandton ( South Africa )
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre ( Australia )
  • Fundacion Memoria Viva ( Chile )
  • truth bible univesity int ( india )
  • South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation ( South Africa )
  • People Against Anti Semitism ( Australia )
  • World Union for Progressive Judaism ( Israel )
  • Holocaust Survivors Association ( Brazil )
  • The Board of Deputies of British Jews ( UK )
  • European Union for Progressive Judaism ( UK )
  • Assoc for Lithuanian Jews ( Israel )
  • Movement for Reform Judaism ( UK )
  • United Synagogue of Great Britain ( UK )
  • Euro Model of Human Rights Scty ( France )
  • Defending History ( Lithuania )
  • The Survivor Mitzvah Project ( USA )

Individual
Supporters (210)

  • Mr NORMAN RAVITCH ( USA )
  • Ms Carol Givens ( United States )
  • Mr Terry Altherr ( United States of America )
  • Mr Terry Altherr ( United States of America )
  • Mrs Lauren magnes ( South Africa )
  • Ms Naomi Morris ( Australia )
  • Mr Christopher Field ( Canada )
  • Ms S. Grosbein ( Canada )
  • Mrs Clara Miles ( USA )
  • Ms Susan Miles ( USA )
  • Ms Penny Herbst ( USA )
  • Mr steven ehrenreich ( australia )
  • Dr Beverley Chalmers ( Canada )
  • Ms Diana Mara Henry ( USA )
  • Mr Chad Gibbs ( United States )
  • Mr Gregory Keith ( Australia )
  • Mrs Karen Lutchber ( Australia )
  • Mr Allan Pogrund ( United States )
  • Ms Meryl Frank ( United States )
  • Mr Stefan Schutt ( Australia )
  • Bill Anderson ( Australia )
  • Ms Kathleen Neely ( USA )
  • Henrik Hinder ( Sweden )
  • Bernice Shaaker Dubois ( France )
  • Ms Johanne Gill ( Quebec )
  • Allan Pogrund ( USS )
  • Mr Victor Martin ( Mexico )
  • Mr Allan Pogrund ( USA )
  • Mr Allan Pogrund ( USA )
  • Miss Elena Ofensten ( United States )
  • Miss Elena Ofensten ( United States )
  • Mr Dominic Curran ( United Kingdom )
  • Mrs Rae Silverstein ( Australia )
  • Ms Tazmin Kip ( Australia )
  • Nick Nick ( 123456 )
  • Mr Adam McNamara ( United Kingdom )
  • Mr Robin Saphra ( United Kingdom )
  • Mr Marc Wisniak ( Australia )
  • Mr Mitchell Wachtel ( United States )
  • Miss Tania Reytan - Marincheshka ( Bulgaria )
  • Ms Beverley Price ( South Africa )
  • Mrs Rena Lopata ( Australia )
  • melissa karney melissa karney ( australia )
  • Tobe Brocker Tobe Brocker ( Germany )
  • Mr clement mark rozario ( india )
  • Mr paul savage ( england )
  • Juan de Dios Llorens González ( Spain )
  • Mrs NAOMI BLOCH ( AUSTRALIA )
  • Mr Aleksandras Federas ( Lithuania )
  • Ms Melora Stern ( Australia )
  • Mr Daniel Meyrowitz ( Australia )
  • Mr mark Rogowin ( u.s.a )
  • Mr Winfried Mattke ( Germany )
  • Mr Dr c.mark rozario ( india )
  • Mr Simon McKeown ( UK )
  • Mrs Anita solomon ( usa )
  • Ms Stephanee Rose ( USA )
  • Mr Markus Grass ( Austria )
  • Mr Ivan Joyce ( Australia )
  • Mrs Debbie Dorfan ( australia )
  • Mr Joseph Friedman ( Australia )
  • Ms Monika Vana ( Austria )
  • Ulrike Lunacek ( Austria )
  • Mr Barry Weinstein ( USA )
  • Mr Dennis Staffelbach ( United States )
  • Mr Alexander Kafengauz ( Israel )
  • Mr Janusz Bojarski ( Poland )
  • Mr Andrew Jakubowicz ( Australia )
  • Mr Juan Pablo Morales ( Mexico )
  • Mrs Vanda Woloszyn ( Poland )
  • Ms Kathy Ross ( Australia )
  • Mr Tony Grunwald ( Australia )
  • Mrs Beverley Lyons ( Australia )
  • Ms Magdalena Kowalewska ( Poland )
  • Eva K. Schwarz ( Slovenia )
  • Mr Philip Zajac ( Australia )
  • Mrs Kathleen Bekhore Gould ( australia )
  • Mrs Gillian Levine-Pynt ( Australia )
  • Mr Ross Barnard ( Australia )
  • Mr Dimitry Levin ( Australia )
  • Mr Joel Charin ( UK )
  • Mr Charles Weisbecker ( United States )
  • Ms Roslyn Prevor ( USA )
  • Miss Brenda Aartsen ( Netherlands )
  • Mr Vilhjálmur Örn Vilhjálmsson ( Denmark )
  • Ms Phyllis Jay ( USA )
  • Mr Stefan Schutt ( Australia )
  • Mr Guido RIETTI ( Italy )
  • Ms Janet Hiller ( Australia )
  • Judith Lerner ( USA )
  • Mrs Shirlee Finn ( Australia )
  • Mr David Holmes ( Australia )
  • Ms Patricia Cameron ( Australia )
  • Mrs Jodie Goldberg ( Canada )
  • Ms Fiona Sweet Formiatti ( Australia )
  • Mr Richard Bloom ( United States )
  • Mr Peter Lynch ( United states )
  • Mr Charles Polák ( UK & Czechia )
  • Mrs Leena Hietanen ( Finland )
  • Mr Michiel van veen ( Netherlands )
  • Mr Eli Chait ( United Kingdom )
  • Mrs Karin Manns ( Germany )
  • Ms Voula Pappoutsis ( Australia )
  • Mrs Ella Kart ( Australia )
  • Mr Aaron Jusatin ( Australia )
  • Mr Anton Howe ( Australia )
  • Mr Gunter Lessing ( UK )
  • Mrs Rosemarie Lowenberg ( UK )
  • Mr Ernest Lowenberg ( UK )
  • Mr Etzion Michael ( Australia )
  • Mr Michael Quartullo ( USA )
  • Ms Therese Weiss ( Australia )
  • Mr Gareth Pritchard ( Australia )
  • Mr Juliusa Rayetzkas ( Lithuania )
  • Mrs Sara Simon ( USA )
  • Mr Ser Te ( Argentina )
  • Shoshana Levy ( Australia )
  • Mr Wim Leydes ( USA )
  • Mr Uri Chanoch ( Israel )
  • zack fineberg ( South Africa )
  • Mr Craig Nudelman ( South Africa )
  • Mr simon assor ( UK )
  • Mrs Olga Zabludoff ( USA )
  • Mr Marc Levine ( UK )
  • Mr Isaac Warshaw ( UK )
  • Miss Zahava Raymond ( UK )
  • Miss Natasha Hartnell ( UK )
  • Mr James Neidle ( UK )
  • Miss Freya Behrndtz ( Sverige )
  • Mrs Judith Freedman ( UK )
  • Mr Richard Steel ( UK )
  • Mr Rod Freedman ( Australia )
  • Mr Vilhja¡lmur Vilhja¡lmsson ( Denmark )
  • Mr Manny Waks ( Australia )
  • Ms Elizabeth Szechenyi Withers-Ward ( USA )
  • Mr Adrian Elton ( Australia )
  • Ms Shelley Coleman ( USA )
  • Mr John Buchanek ( Australia )
  • Mr michael worman ( Croatia )
  • Mr Jerome Mortman ( USA )
  • Mrs D. Anna Campbell ( USA )
  • Mrs Louba Aaronson ( USA )
  • Mr Brian Brunner ( USA )
  • Ms Nina Etzion ( Australia )
  • Mr Ella Gigi ( Australia )
  • Ms Dina Truman ( USA )
  • Mr Albert Cohen ( USA )
  • Mr Mark Hurvitz ( USA )
  • Mr Otto Szekel ( USA )
  • Ms Deborah A Taubman ( USA )
  • Mr George Rupp ( Portugal )
  • Mrs Dora Boom ( Nederland )
  • Mr Barry Brockbank ( Australia )
  • Mr Didier Bertion ( France )
  • Ms Susan Conforti ( USA )
  • Mr Bernie Williams ( Australia )
  • Mr Howard Sall ( USA )
  • Ms Janet Friedlander ( USA )
  • Mr Charles Volpe ( South Africa )
  • Mrs Mary Koorey ( Australia )
  • Mr Linas Svolkinas ( Denmark )
  • Ms Susan Cohen ( USA )
  • Ms Francine Werdinger ( USA )
  • Mrs Karen Weeden ( Australia )
  • Mr Gyorgy Antos ( Hungary )
  • Mr Aaron Hurwitz ( USA )
  • Ms Rachel Lewine ( USA )
  • Mr Sheldon Bull ( USA )
  • Mr Len Barlow ( Australia )
  • Mrs Sharon BUSAsey-Reschka ( USA )
  • Ms Irina Izhogina ( Belarus )
  • Mr Robert Kiefer ( USA )
  • Mr Neil Fiertel ( Canada )
  • Mrs Julie Barlow ( Australia )
  • Ms miriam zlotolow ( USA )
  • Ms Pamela Lilienthal ( USA )
  • Mrs Donna McLean ( USA )
  • Mr Yuliy Bentsman ( Ukraine )
  • Mr Anatolii Ioisher ( Moldova )
  • Mr Paul Zakousakine ( USA )
  • Ms Susan Williams ( USA )
  • Mr Douglas Frank ( USA )
  • Mr Miguel Godinez ( USA )
  • Mr Haim Beliak ( USA )
  • Ms Elyse Ellinger ( USA )
  • Mrs Jessica Vierra ( USA )
  • Mr Zane Buzby ( USA )
  • Mr Motti Etzion ( Australia )
  • Ms Rena Panusah ( USA )
  • Mr Henry Gass ( USA )
  • Ms Saundra Gass ( USA )
  • Mrs Andrea Mann ( USA )
  • Miss Phoebe Attia ( USA )
  • Mr Shafir Michael ( Romania )
  • Mr David Cukier ( UK )
  • Mr Martin Hafner ( USA )
  • Mr Maor Moshe Gigi ( Australia )
  • Mr Dovid Katz ( Lithuania )
  • Ms Monica Lowenberg ( UK )
  • Mr Vincent Homolka ( UK )
  • Ms Sheron Segman ( Australia )
  • Ms Krystyna Steiger ( Canada )
  • Mr Nory Steiger ( Canada )
  • Mrs Melanie Sarachik ( Australia )
  • Mr Rafael Levi ( USA )
  • Mr Andriusa Kulikausakas ( Lithuania )
  • Mr Ray D'Aguanno ( USA )
  • Mr Daniel Leon Schikora ( Germany )
  • Mr Sidney Sperberg ( USA )
  • Evaldas Balciunas ( Lithuania )

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WHY JOIN US?

Across Eastern and Central Europe, the memory of the Holocaust is under assault by right wing activists and Governments seeking to downplay their own country’s role in the Holocaust.

One way they do this is by manipulating history to inflate and equate their own suffering under the Soviets with the genocide of European Jewry by the Nazis, in a practice known as ‘double genocide’.  The Seventy Years Declaration is at the forefront of the campaign to stop this rewriting of history that has gained traction in the European Parliament and even the American Congress.

While acknowledging the suffering of European civilians under Stalin, the Seventy Years Declaration advocates that Communism and Nazism were distinct experiences, with significant differences, and holds that they should be taught and commemorated in their own right, respectively. The awful crimes of Stalinist Communism must be recognised, but not at the expense of the truth about the Holocaust. Double genocide is rewriting history. If history is rewritten, lessons are not learnt and its tragic events can be repeated.

The Seventy Years Declaration:

  • Was signed by a founding 70 European politicians.
  • Was launched in the office of the President of the European Parliament.
  • Is supported by major Jewish organisations.

Donations, however big or small,
are sincerely appreciated.

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