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when so many find themselves worlds apart when she's to look for common ground. dozens of world leaders and dignitaries are in jerusalem for a holocaust commemoration israel's largest diplomatic event the gathering comes just ahead of the 75th anniversary of the red army liberating switch the infamous nazi death camp we've talked to a holocaust survivor. i me i will never forget to me every morning i look at my hands and see. i have the number here and i see it every day the time
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in. the spotlight the remembrance of fenton israel being aimed at uniting nations in the face of tragedy the leader of poland will be in attendance after a dispute with russia. say it's vital not to distort and polar opposites. that people. know liberation day really say that without the red on it would be no me my mother or other prisoners. and also in the program from china to europe washington is on the brink of another global trade war as they use threatens the so-called digital of us tech giants donald trump responds with proposals to sanction the blocks trade. coming on. from moscow to the world this is your art international my names you
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know me good to have your company our top story dozens of world leaders and dignitaries have gathered in jerusalem to commemorate the holocaust and bring attention to a rising wave of anti-semitism it's time to to mark the 75th dollars 1st 3 of solving it forces liberating ice which the infamous death camp in nazi occupied poland. my dear family i'm writing this letter before my death i didn't know exactly when me and my relatives are going to die just because we're jews i'm in a concentration camp before all of us will be shot in a shelter thursday 4 am 16942 very well to you all.
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the other thing i wanted to tell you was that i had several jobs in birkenau in auschwitz one of the jokes was clearing the ashes from where the bug juice through a tunnel to a small river. and i worked there together with another guy who was already old he was 32 i was 16. i didn't know what these ashes were. one day when i saw it in daylight i asked. what is the job we're doing so he told me what it was. not me. blushing. and never forget it every morning i look at my hands see well i have the number hit and i see it every day time in the.
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world leaders out there holocaust memorial for him given speeches about the importance of remembering the horrors of what up. that's the international world we're nonconductor longer spork off a performer for an audience that heard among other things israel funking the red army for its role in the victory over naziism while in his address president putin described the holocaust as one of the darkest moments the world has ever seen. before your school. before my visit to drusilla i looked through the official
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documents and reports of red army officers after the liberation of auschwitz concentration camp was i must say dick colleagues it was impossible to read the details of how the merciless machine of people extermination you are used to but he's crying to the production wise and nazis were deliberate and well planned to do what they called their resolution of the jewish issue is one of the darkest for most shameful pages in modern world history israel is hosting its largest international forum more than $45.00 world leaders are here in jerusalem attending the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz now amongst those who addressed the crowd was the russian president vladimir putin he said it was the soviet army who brought to an end the crimes of the nazis but that it came at such a huge price some say some 20 $7000000.00 soviet citizens who had died at the same time he said that russia stands for truth and justice for me invited those countries of the world who have held those valleys to stand alongside with ed he
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proposed to me shin of the payment of members of the un security council to be held this year and he offered russia as the host country to deal with these kind of issues and make sure that such horrendous atrocities did not happen again and use whatever scheme blown them 1st of all it was the sort of the. people who ended the barbaric plans of the nazis as it's been already mentioned here they predicted that owned land and liberated europe from marxism was a blood paid for this with the price that has never come in the worst any nation 27000000 people killed we will never forget this. but despite a 2nd says there are those who do not see the soviet union as a liberator in a somewhat damning opinion a piece the polish prime minister say that russia was not a liberator but had actually condoned and assisted nazi germany now the polish president declined his invitation to attend the ceremony because he was not
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afforded the opportunity to speak like was the russian president and i was the official organizer you have a shame say that he had been asked to speak at a separate event the russian ministry of foreign affairs has come up quite strongly against the canes made by the polish media is saying that they are essentially rewriting history and that it's a known fact that russia was the army in the country responsible for liberation both auschwitz and poland and the israeli foreign minister agrees. i want to personally thank you for the fact that the red army free down schmidt's and helped in the victory over the nazis because my mother was one of those detained and was liberated by the red army relatives of those liberated from the camp know who freed them the israeli president has said that the history of the 2nd world war and the holocaust should be lifted historians one statistic to come forward is the fact that a large number of youngsters have had seen the show or know very little about the
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2nd world war our streets and the holocaust caught up with it in here in israel who are trying to change that from the ashes of the auschwitz concentration camp emerged to woods never again. through the generations as warning in a few days when it comes remembrance day will be. aerated around the world the tragedy of $6000000.00 jews who were tortured gassed and burned in concentration camps will be remembered but for how much longer according to recent reports as many as 66 percent of millennial cannot identify asteroids and almost often cannot even name one concentration camp some don't even know what the holocaust was these be multiple cases of people disrespecting concentration camps with a sophie's something that so people named and shamed by the controversial you look aust project increasing needs falling on the younger generation to make sure the atrocities of the holocaust are not forgotten like it was going over its whose
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grandfather was a survivor outraged by recent studies showing the ignorance of 1000000 meals he set up a project called humans of the holocaust while trying to do this project is actually you know to their own form and to better educate people about what happened in the holocaust and are trying to do it in a different angle trying to because we're speaking about me but i mean it's you know today you have twitter and you have instagram and you have tick tock and you have so much information flow and you have to get the attention of the young generation humans of the holocaust is a project that tells the stories of survivors and their children they speak about the years in camps and how they lived with this experience off towards some young people have come up with unusual ways of remembering the relatives my grandfather was. a hero for me he was a very very big part in my life. when i was a baby i asked him before i did that he asked why why young girl like you want to do number of holocaust in your head i told him.
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i want to keep the story alive to tell my kids to tell my grandkids some day can of it's ones to expand his project with more human stories so the would we remember and never forget. i would you for example there is a holocaust survivor named google like there he told me that the only thing that actually kept him going while he was in the holocaust was sense of humor and he suggested that we would take a speech are holding a boom in the sheep of the badge the jews were forced to put on their sleeves during the holocaust and in the beginning i wasn't sure that this is exactly the picture that i want to portray you know it is a submission that when we took the picture and when he actually you know the rooney actually embraced it and he was so happy he had the this huge smile these face and you know everything connected because his message is that is no matter what is
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happening actually in your life if you will to use your sense of humor you will find the resilience to actually you know to keep forward i'm sure when stories that people will be able to actually to release and my hope is that you know the people you know when people see that exhibition they will do their own research and it will try to figure out why the holocaust happened and what are the lessons that we're all supposed to learn from you know from the history. of running during which. on monday poland will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the ice which death camp the following is a story of a man who survived the horrors there. was actually born in the concentration camp and militia survive along with his mother we spoke with him about the liberation of ice which. get down your mortgage people but there was no liberation they say so
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if there was no red army then there wouldn't be me or other prisoners oh my mother i have never questioned the merits of the soldiers i have always been grateful the prime minister and the president criticize the red army equally it was the same under previous authority has no food mit there was a liberation of auschwitz but at the same time they say there was no liberation of also recall that the 2nd occupation. was liberated but that was and other cities were not i don't know maybe the americans liberated them direct testimony from somebody who is actually in a death camp well we discussed the issue of shifting perceptions of the 2nd world war with a number of observers here is what they shared with us this is a classic case of distortion of history if you try and deny the that only the fact that those who read ot me liberated auschwitz but the incredibly enormous role
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played by the red army in the defeat of nazi ism. the other hand you can understand why people who were liberated from that seas but later had to had to endure a soviet system don't feel that they were really liberated there was one person whose response of world war 2 and that of hitler there's one country that responsible world war 2 and that's not the germany it's one of those few cases in history where the war didn't think accidentally it wasn't a mistake it's one of the clearest cases of good versus evil but we have a situation in the world frankly we're facts don't seem to matter anymore people are rewriting facts just to fit their particular narrative and we find that particularly among nationalists the soviet people bled more than anyone else during world war 2 the soviets gave up more in terms of men fighting and civilians who died than any other country during world war 2 and if it wasn't for the soviet
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union i have serious doubts whether had a lot of been defeated and i don't think anyone can really question that yes the united states was also of course key and it wasn't for the united states is industrial might the soviet union might not have hung on during the war but the united states provided the industry invited soldiers to obviously many americans were killed but the united states provided the industry the planes the tanks etc in the soviet union bled and fought and bled and defeated the nazis on the battlefield . living in more stories this thursday opening another front in the global trade war washington is now targeting longtime allies in europe its renewed threats to slap tariffs on the block social trade in response to the e.u.'s move to impose a digital tax on u.s. tech giants breaking all bought on the ratification charlotte devinsky. not being easy beethoven for the idea is give a little hey it gets
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a lot of the global companies it's often a direct line to the heart of power for. generations' boozy lunches were once the fashion but now it seems did still giants more interested in offering up a cup of joe as it plans to introduce a digital tax take for it seems that the big 4 that google amazon facebook and apple are trying their best to cozy up to process. i don't think it's a good idea to talk about politics or policy with a glass of wine in your hand and excellent food offered by a person who has clear interests to represent and then there is a little less transparent lobby because there are members of industry associations well they have consultants working for them so you talk to people who don't realize if they are representing the interests of google or facebook or silicon valley because the names are different these lobbyists seem to have some very deep pockets according to transparency international in 2019 google spent some 8000000 euros
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trying to get into brussels good graces while the lobbying budgets of the big 4 have skyrocketed since 2014 so why is this new digital tax regime causing them such a headache well until recently most digital giants pay their tax bill in the country where they're registered but as they've grown questions are being asked as to why they were paying tax on income derived in individual countries their fronts led the charge by imposing the so-called attacks causing the trumpet ministration to go into a tailspin. but the companies are one of the british version of. if you want to be taxed it's going to be. much gone and from say they're still talking things through possibly over a free couple from facebook other countries in europe gearing up to take
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a slice of the profits point even the brits you know longer agree with the e.u. on anything. the same page we plan to go ahead with our digital services tax in april it's really says to you is gearing up for a digital tax leaving the u.s. to throw more threats of tariffs as if they are like a buy one get one free offer we've been pretty clear that we think that the digital taxes discriminatory in nature but it seems with a new terror threat so almost a weekly basis when the trumpet administration the french boy by the idea of safety in numbers what will they do tomorrow to go off to austria or spain italy the united kingdom all the other countries across the globe to implement a digital tax we're going to order global trade which is in nobody's interest and the result is not worth the actual good it's taken them a while but it does appear that all e.u. countries are now on the same page all in agreement that they should be taxing
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digital joints which means if no agreement is made globally in the next few months starting with paris next week the us and e.u. the old allies could find themselves going head to head. to paris. for a russian computer programmer accused by the us of laundering billions of dollars in bitcoin has disappeared in greece while in custody his lawyers claim he was on lawfully taken from a hospital where he was being treated after being on hunger strike for $35.00 days just some background to this 40 year old alexander finnick was arrested in 2017 the u.s. accuses him of finding a digital currency exchange that facilitated cyber crime and drug dealing he's also wanted in france which claims he carried out cyber fraud from his prison cell moscow wants to question him as well and similar charges within the last few hours
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greece approved his extradition to war. 3 countries before this latest ruling russia's foreign minister criticized procedures warning that greece i completely fail to examine the evidence presented by moscow. we're joined now by consent all polluted alexander vinick lawyer who is speaking to us from athens thank you for coming on the program so we have quite extraordinary development today on his disappearing what more do you know were do you think alexander is right now. actually i have a lot of things to tell you and even more to protest about alexander disappear today he was taken by police forces who ordered the doctors to release him even though he was exhausted and on the 35 day hunger strike as his lawyer
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i assure you that they had no right to take him because today's decision by the supreme court was not executable i have been in contact with all competent greek authorities today and until 930 nobody knew where alexander was a few minutes ago it was confirmed to me by my french call that alexander vinick is already in france in the hospital they will try to interrogate him at this state where he has been barred from communicating with me since yesterday night his rights are being violated he has been tortured because he has been denied and the fresh air ever since the 31st of december i'm sure he's very afraid and terrorized by this procedure because he had absolutely no information
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on what happened and as a greek lawyer. but also as a lawyer specialized in international law and international human rights law i assure you this is a non lawful procedure against a human being who is in tides alter his rights and dignity did you have any idea you did alexander of the idea of speaking to you perhaps on his behalf that he would be moved today to friends and also why was he knowledge to know. here he had no idea because he he knew that he was protected by a court decision and no court decision reversing this protection has been issued even that this point there has been a court decision which was available after 4 o'clock but this is not a decision which allows extradition however it is proven that he was moved to
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france before even this decision was issued. this means basically to make to make things very clear for people watching this means basically that mechanisms have been conspiring underground totally ignoring international law human rights law and the legal procedure totally ignoring democratic garren ts and i can say that in full knowledge of what i'm saying i have served as president of the parliament of my kountry what has been happening in alexander's case is unthinkable. we infer. from alexander's are we accusing greek authorities of torturing him we can show our viewers what was said exactly. they're trying to use torture and psychological pressure to break me they do not allow me to breathe fresh air the last time they
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let me out for a walk for a few minutes was on new year's eve i'm a man without rights illegally imprisoned in greece for 30 months without charges they want to destroy me for my knowledge they want my head on a block just because of what i know and my technological abilities. we have to stress that of course is coming from alexander we have had no response. from inside from what authorities would say in response to that so i need to just ask you if that is the case why such harsh treatment against alexander. i don't know why such harsh treatment but i can tell you that this is a treatment the zine to make an individual break this is a penalty and torture which is absolutely forbidden and prohibited and alexander has been denied all access to a court in order to present his case for more than 13 months he has been
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denied basically the human. the human quality he has been referring to courts again and again and always receiving at technical answers saying that the courts are incompetent and what happens today really shows that there is no justice in greece and there is also no legal procedure in greece there is no rule of law i am very very sorry to say that it is a deplorable situation it shows basically that this hoard of the kountry band aids rules in order to serve the greek government the french government and the us government and mind you the president of the supreme court to say that was nominated president of the republic june ring the handling of alexander's case what we have said publicly is that she offered to handle alexander's case in
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this man there is that in this unprecedented in order to secure her position to the presidency of the republic are we just to recount to him from what you've said you believe that alexander when it is in front has been extradited from greece after 35 days in a hunger strike essentially from his hospital bed to from under the control of french authorities what is your plan of action. i am now in contact with my french call liquids already at the hospital where alexander has been transferred or in paris i have already filed a letter with the judges of investigation in order not to examine him in these conditions during the night while he's exhausted and he does know what's happening because i had no time to even inform him of the court decision should after 4
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o'clock. i'm asking therefore with my letter the judges to respect human rights law and respect procedure give postponement of his hearing and not do not hear him in this frail condition and the hospital after a journey without information and of course we have already made an appeal to the united nations working group against arbitrary this detention we're still waiting for them to take action it's very important that alexander be protected and we will exhaust and me legal procedure and anything that we can do to protect this individual because. when alexander's rights are violated everybody's rights are violated and alexander is not a criminal he didn't do anything wrong he didn't kill anyone he didn't harm anyone there was no complaint against him there is nobody saying that he used his victim
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what i hear about crime is is his techno and his technical knowledge his know 2 how his ability through the the internet and through his skills to liberate people economically for the big so we thank you very much for coming on the program we of course will be following this story very very closely indeed zoe constantinople the lawyer of alexander thank you very much for mufon thank you. a landmark ruling by the united nations has stated that climate refugees cannot be sent home from countries they are seeking asylum in if their lives are in danger the judgment sets a precedent for future taint. the committees of the view that we die ripostes national and international efforts the effects of climate change are receiving state may expose individuals to a violation of their rights thereby triggering dinara full my obligations of standing states the case was brought by an islander from curb our say in the
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pacific ocean who claimed he was in danger due to rising sea levels he applied for asylum in new zealand but was rejected he also failed at the un but the case sent a precedent that others could apply the whole body rule the climate crisis could expose individuals to a violation of their rights that states couldn't legally send refugees there for back to their countries of origin germany's interior ministry has spoken out against the part of the un truly most studies suggest environmental change is a trigger but not the sole cause of migration decisions. well the former leader of the wields green party. political commentator david vance rushed aren't issues your earlier. i think the u.n. ruling is a good one we're going to see millions and millions of people maybe 300000000 people. fleeing climate change where the through starvation or drought
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storm flood to certification and we have to be ready for it we have to start talking about this here's the facts on this one 1st of all this is a normal legal decision by the u.n. human rights commission it's just another way till essential you exploit the un's puppet to advance open borders and you know even at the most obvious level i can't believe anyone swallows this kind of go this is not restricted to the developing broke world we have most of our cities i think there are something like 32 of the world's greatest cities largest cities are likely to be under water london new york it doesn't make any sense to. look at this in any way other than the fact that people will be on the move but pepper you've missed something you've just said so many of leading cities are going to be under water so you see all these
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people coming from the less developed world i mean we can surely import them and submerge cities and therefore city submerged or i don't mean any rate is suggesting that all these people what you're saying is let's bring 3rd world people to submerge surveys doesn't make a lot of sense does it i didn't say anything what i'm sick of suggesting what i'm saying is what the scientists are saying is that we are going to have our own climate refugees the developing world it's not all flattened it's not all at sea level but it will. be necessary for many many people to start moving in also. sorts of places in the world in all sorts of continents now most continents can deal with them internally but some can't well the fact of the matter is that this un human rights committee decision it isn't legal it's not binding every sensible country even germany is going to reject it so people like pepper can continue to do.


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