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Germany withdraws Israeli scholarly honor over Bosnia report

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Berlin withdrew its decision to award to Israeli Holocaust historians who recently suggested that the 1992-1995 mass slaughter of Muslims was not a mass slaughter.

On July 11, 2021, a woman mourns near the cemetery at the Potočari Cemetery in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a funeral for 19 victims of the confirmed Srebrenica massacre. (AA)

The German government has withdrawn plans to give Israeli historians the highest honor of the country in criticism of his work on the genocide in Bosnia.

The German news agency DPA reported on Friday that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had withdrawn Gideon Greif’s nomination to receive the German Order of Merit. Bosnia’s news portal klix.ba first reported the decision, citing a letter sent by German authorities to a German-based historian.

Greif, who has done extensive research on the Holocaust, published a long report in June suggesting that the killing of thousands of Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 was not a genocide. It was part of the meeting.

The report, commissioned by hard-line Bosnian-Serbian leader Milorad Dodik, was widely dismissed by other historians.

Towards the end of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, more than 8,000 Bosnians (mostly men and boys) were slaughtered around Srebrenica by the Serbian army of Bosnia.

The genocide was declared a genocide by international and national courts, but Serbian leaders in Bosnia and neighboring Serbia downplayed it, and in some cases, despite overwhelming evidence of what had happened. Denied.

I couldn’t immediately ask Graef for comment.

Source: AP

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