January 17th, 2016

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Реддит случайным извилистым путем показал ленту https://www.reddit.com/r/awwschwitz (под девизом Adorable things, in Horrible places). Весьма любопытно!

Оттуда, столь же случайно, попал на страницу старого, заброшенного сайта, который называет себя Hitler Historical Museum (вспомнил, как недавно пинали когототам, пензенцев, что ли, за музей Сталина, правда то настоящий музей, а это всего лишь сайт). Прочитал их mission statement, и прямо захотелось подписаться под каждым словом:

The Hitler Historical Museum is a non-biased, non-profit museum devoted to the study and preservation of the world history related to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist Party. True to its role as an educational museum, these exhibits allow for visitors to understand and examine historical documents and information for themselves. The museum, while acknowledging the tragedy that over 50 million people died during World War 2, retains its non-biased status by refraining from making political judgments of any sort. Neither does it make the standard, uninformative, and cliched historical judgement that the victor of the war was "good" and that the loser of the war was "bad." Instead, all materials and resources are provided as a documentation of the time period and as scholastic resources with notes for clarification. No biased judgments, slanderous labels or childish name calling exist here as they do in most of the writings on this topic.


Ideological Statement
The teaching of history should convey only facts and be free from political motives, personal opinions, biases, propaganda, and other common tactics of distortion. Every claim that is made about history should also be accompanied by documentation proving its basis. Only responsible scholarship and teaching should be permitted. Those who intend to support particular political interests and agendas should have their biased historical interpretations criticized for lacking proof.

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