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The first step in liquidation of a people is to erase its memory.

“The first step in liquidation of a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history.

Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was,” writes Czech author Milan Kundera about life under communist dictatorship in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978)