A January 25, 2019 report rates individual European Union (EU) countries on how honest they are in facing up their Holocaust pasts. The report gives each country a rating of green, yellow or red. For example, Hungary, Poland and Croatia received red cards for revisionism. It is no coincidence that countries rated red are often have nationalist autocratic national governments. Germany, France and Romania are among the countries rated green. And Denmark and Italy are examples of countries the report rates as yellow.
Yale College and Grinnell College helped finance the report. With their support, student researchers traveled throughout Europe during the summer of 2018 preparing reports. Local representatives from the European Union of Progressive Judaism checked their work.
William Echikson of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) led the effort. CEPS is a Brussels think tank focusing on EU affairs. Echikson heads the CEPS Digital Forum. He’s worked at Google and as a foreign correspondent in Europe for a series of publications including the Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and BusinessWeek.
On January 25 2019, the project was presented to an audience which included policymakers, members of the press, and interested colleagues.