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Lies, damned lies and history

Lies, damned lies and history

Main History
Truth-based policies and the way they transform the public pose an existential threat to past studies. On January 27, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation from Auschwitz. The existence of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps, and in particular the campaign to eradicate the Jewish people, is one of the best documented events in history. But five months before the anniversary, director Ken Loach was asked on tape: "There was a discussion about the Holocaust - did it happen or not?" And he replied: "I think history is there for all of us to discuss , “History is a discursive topic, but when asked about the denial of the Holocaust, Loach's answer was at best an ambiguity that said the fact of the Holocaust was up for debate. A few days later, Loach wrot