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Russian News Anchor Places Blame For Holocaust on Jews

In a recent interview on a Russian National news channel, TV news anchor Evelenia Zakamskaya stated that Jews brought the Holocaust upon themselves

By: Catherine Phillips

Published: March 27th, 2014 in News » World

Russian News Anchor Places Blame For Holocaust on Jews

A Russian news anchor has sparked outrage this week after stating that the Holocaust was brought upon by Jews themselves.

Evelenia Zakamskaya, a news anchor on Russia’s state-owned Rossiya 24 news channel, made the remark during an interview with Soviet writer Aleksander Prokhanov regarding the current crises in Ukraine.

Initially reported by John Aravosis of AMERICAblog, Zakamskava’s March 23rd comment was sparked by Prokhanov’s claim that Jewish and European support of the pro-Ukrainian government will cause a “second Holocaust.”

Zakamskaya response was that the Jews “brought about the first [Holocaust] similarly.”

Hosts of Russian State television have been open about their dislike of Kyiv’s new government, claiming it is run by “fascists” and “anti-Semites,” and as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty recently reported, neither Zakamskava or her guest Prokhanov could back up their claim of the self-inflicted Jewish Holocaust.

According to Matvey Chlenov, Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Jewish Congress, despite the fact the show was aired by state-owned media coverage, Zakamskava’s remark is not being considered state-endorsed.

Chlenov told JTA that the concern lies, rather, in that “the remarks are not confronted or condemned by officials.”

He makes a valid argument, albeit one that draws fear and speculation regarding the current government in Russia.

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