A Question in Berlin about President Gauck’s Signature on the Prague Declaration



BERLIN—It was reported today that German president, Joachim Gauck, was cited at a 9 December 2013 news conference here about his signature on the controversial 2008 Prague Declaration, that is widely considered to be the foundation document of the “Double Genocide” movement in Europe that seeks to legislate complete equivalence between Nazi and Soviet crimes, thereby downgrading the Holocaust.

Author Miriam Magall asked the “Prague Question” at the final event of Association of German Writers’ year-long event “Words Against the Right” held on 9 December.

Ms. Magall rose at the end to make a comment at the floor, asking about the Prague Declaration and reading text that the German president had signed on to, before being cut off by the session’s leaders.

Earlier in 2013, President Gauck posed with the Estonian president at one of the world’s most controversial “red-brown monuments” in Tallinn, the Estonian capital.

Ms. Magall is known in the German language world for her German books on Jewish topics, and is completing a new volume on Jerusalem.

 

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