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Open letter of the Press Bureau to the 13 MEPs of the so-called “Group for the Reconciliation of European Histories”

Τo the 13 MEPs of the so-called
“group for the Reconciliation of European Histories”


We condemn your action to proceed to the formation of a group for the Reconciliation of European Histories:
  • because we regard your “initiative” as an effort to falsify the European history and rewrite history by means of reversing it;
  • because we consider that your “initiative” is part of the general anticommunist attack launched by the European Parliament and the other mechanisms of the imperialist European Union;
  • because it is capitalism and its representatives those who must apologise to the peoples for the tremendous crimes that all your governments have committed throughout the years and are still doing so;
  • because you dare to insult the sacrifice and the memory of the 20,000,000 dead people of the Soviet Union, which was the key factor for the defeat of Nazism, as well as the memory of hundreds of thousands of communists and fighters from other countries;
  • because you spread obscurantism and penalize the Marxist-Leninist theory, ideology and policy.

1. Fascism and Nazism are products of capitalism. They were supported by the whole bourgeois political spectre in order to come to the power. First of all they were supported by the big business groups of Germany, France, USA, Great Britain, Italy and other capitalist states whose interests are also nowadays served by the EU. As regards the role of the bourgeois forces we would like to mention the following:
  • the open, military, economic and political support to Franco in Spain by Great Britain, France as well as the indirect support by the US
  • the Agreement of Munich (1938) where the prime ministers of Great Britain and France, Chamberlain and Daladier respectively handed over the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia to Hitler
  • the war against Germany that France and Great Britain “declared” -though without waging it- after the invasion of Germany in Poland in 1939, despite the relevant agreement that they have signed with Poland,
  • the open collaboration of the social democrat government of Sweden with Hitler until 1943
  • the collaboration of the Vatican with Hitler and Mussolini as well as the fact that the Pope helped thousands of Nazi war criminals to escape.

2. Since you are so interested in European history let us remind you –even if you are bound to forget all about it- a series of crimes against the European peoples that your states committed:
  • The World War I which was a result of the conflict among the plunderers for the redistribution of markets.
  • The World War II that had the same cause and lead to the death of 50,000,000 people that is 35 million more than World War I.
  • The bombing of Dresden by British airplanes that leveled Dresden in 1945 and was not dictated by any need of the war.
  • The crime against humanity, namely the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs which was also not dictated by any need of the war.
  • The invasion of your troops in Russia in order to suppress the great October Revolution.
  • The slaughtering of the Paris Commune by the French government that did not hesitate to murder even unarmed women and small children.
  • The slaughter of thousands of workers during the German revolution in 1918.
  • The executions of thousands of communists and other members of the National Liberation Front in Greece by the collaborators of the Germans and those who were absent from the national liberation struggle during the German occupation and later on the executions against the men and women fighters of the Democratic Army of Greece.
  • The employment of thousands of Nazi war criminals by NATO who we re utilized in crucial positions.
  • The slaughter of the people of Yugoslavia and its dissolution by Germany, France, Italy and the USA.

3. It is the European Union and its bodies who have encouraged and applauded the demolition of statues and monuments against fascism and the erection of monuments that honor fascism. It is you who persecute communists and their organizations.


Your anticommunist campaign and the rewriting of history are useful for the general attack that the EU and its governments have launched against the rights of the people in order to serve the profit-making of the monopolies. You want the people to be submitted and disoriented in order to protect your power from the coming popular reactions. You will not succeed.

History can have two versions, the one written by the peoples and the other which is written by their exploiters. You will not manage to reconcile them, no matter how hard you try.

Athens 15/4/2010

The Press Bureau of the CC of KKE


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