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Комментарий ДИП МИД России в связи с вопросами СМИ относительно российской экспозиции в музее Освенцима


Вопрос: Как Вы можете прокомментировать сообщение о том, что в Польше закрыта российская экспозиция в музее Освенцима, и дирекция музея готова открыть ее только тогда, когда Россия признает факт оккупации СССР польских территорий?

Ответ: Ситуация с российским разделом государственного музея «Аушвиц – Биркенау» на месте бывшего нацистского лагеря в Освенциме более чем странная.

Его экспозиция, обновленная российскими специалистами к широко отмечавшемуся в январе 2005 года 60-летию освобождения концлагеря советскими войсками, на протяжении уже более чем двух лет остается недоступной для посетителей из-за позиции дирекции и руководства курирующего музей Международного освенцимского совета. Польская сторона настаивает на том, чтобы на предваряющей экспозицию карте были выделены территории, «аннексированные» СССР на основании «пакта Молотова – Риббентропа». Аналогичное требование адресуется сопровождающим экспонаты пояснениям и статистическим данным.

По дипломатическим каналам и в непосредственных контактах с польскими представителями мы неоднократно обращали их внимание на абсурдность этих требований, искали пути разблокирования ситуации, ставили вопрос о введении в состав Международного освенцимского совета российских представителей, которые отсутствуют там с конца 1980-х годов. Убеждены, что память жертв нацистского концлагеря в Освенциме не должна находиться в плену историко-политических спекуляций.

3 марта 2007 года

Statement on the exhibition entitled, “Martyrdom of the USSR nations during the Great Patriotic War in the years 1941-1945”

2007/04/03, 15:23

The so-called national exhibitions have been located on the grounds of the former Auschwitz I camp since 1960. Those exhibitions were prepared by some of the countries which had been occupied by German Nazis during World War II and whose citizens had been deported to Auschwitz.

In recent years new exhibitions have replaced the old ones, being mounted – among others – by Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. According to a standard procedure the national exhibitions are organized in cooperation between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the representative of a given state.

The first national exhibition of the then USSR was opened in the Museum in 1961. It was partially reorganized in 1977, and completely changed in 1985.

In 2003 the Russian party put a proposal to create a new exhibition and as a result the former exhibition was closed.

While developing the new exhibition in 2004 the Museum was given its scenario. At that time divergences arose concerning some matter-of-fact issues between the Russian party and the Museum, and to date the problem has remained unsolved.

The divergences concern the nomenclature used in relation to the population and territories, which – due to the USSR activities resulting from the Ribbentropp-Molotov pact – came under its control in the years 1939-1941. They included the Baltic States, eastern territories of the Republic of Poland and a part of Romania, whose population by no means can be viewed as USSR citizens as they did not renounce voluntarily their former citizenship and did not accept, as the result of an independent decision, the Soviet citizenship.

The position of the Museum is supported by the International Auschwitz Council headed by Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski. The Council comprises former prisoners of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp as well as historians and experts in the field from various countries.

Talks with the Russian party are in progress. They aim at finding a comprehensive solution taking into account various sensitivities of all involved parties which will make it possible to open the exhibition to visitors.

On January 27, 2006, during the 60th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, the uncompleted exhibition was visited by Wladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation. The President was informed that the exhibition had not been completed by that time and therefore remained closed to visitors.

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