Every year on November 9, in the world is celebrated the International Day Against Fascism, Racism and Anti-Semitism, initiated to commemorate the first attack on the Jews by the German Nazis.
On the night of November 9-10, 1938, there was a mass Jewish pogrom in Germany called Cristal Night or the Night of Broken Windows.
During the night, the Nazis killed over 90 people, and 30,000 Jews were captured and sent to concentration camps. Hundreds of synagogues were burned to the ground and thousands of storefronts maintained by Jews were smashed – hence the historical name for the pogrom. A terrible night in 1938 marked the beginning of the Holocaust, a mass violence against the Jewish people resulting in the deaths of some 6 million Jews.
77 years have passed since fascism was defeated, with millions of victims. After 1945 people of all countries, especially those who suffered the greatest misery, hoped that not only the fascist armada would be defeated but also the fascist ideology would be eradicated. However, this did not happen.
Very often nationalist tendencies are based on an ideology already tried and tested in the past. As a result, manifestations of xenophobia, nationalism, anti-semitism and racism-all of which constitute the concept of “fascism”-increased in different regions of the world at the beginning of the 21st century.
Now Ukraine is at war with new fascists from Russia.
It is not difficult for a time traveler since the 1930s to identify the Putin regime as fascist. The Z symbol, the rallies, the propaganda, the war as a cleansing act of violence, and the mass graves around Ukrainian cities make it very clear. The war against Ukraine is not only a return to the traditional fascist battlefield, but also a return to the traditional fascist language and practice. Other people in this logic exist to be colonized or killed.
Russia in its current state threatens not only Ukraine, but the entire world. Hence – has no right to exist.
We will defeat Russian fascism as Nazism was defeated in World War II.
Honorary consul of the Republic of Moldova