ANC-AU condemns Holocaust denial flyers distributed at major Australian universities


SYDNEY: The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) strongly condemns the recent distribution of flyers at a number of major university campuses in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Queensland denying the Jewish Holocaust.

“Denial is the final act of the crime of genocide, which must be unequivocally condemned by the wider community to make clear it is completely unacceptable,” said ANC-AU Managing Director, Vache Kahramanian.

“Such offensive denialist materials have nothing to do with ‘academic freedom’ or ‘freedom of expression’. The publishers and distributors of such denialist material are making themselves accomplices to the crime of genocide and must be exposed for what they are.”

“Whilst Jewish Holocaust denialists, such as those responsible for this offensive material, fortunately do not have the support of an unrepentant denialist state, as in the case of the Turkish state’s continued and institutionalised policy of Armenian Genocide denial, all forms of genocide denial must be confronted head on.”

“There is no “sitting on the fence” when it comes to genocide and genocide denial,” Kahramanian added.

“We therefore add our voice in unequivocal condemnation of this Jewish Holocaust denial and convey our sympathies to members of the Australian Jewish community, in particular the survivors and their families, for the grave offence such denial causes.”