IRELAND can no longer escape the “inconvenient truth” that it turned its back on the suffering of the Jews during World War Two. In a hard-hitting speech delivered at the opening of a new Holocaust exhibition in Dublin last night, Justice Minister Alan Shatter said the Irish State lost its “moral compass” during and after the war. “An inconvenient truth is that those who chose to do and say nothing during this unprecedented period in European history included this State. ” … the doors of this state were kept firmly closed to German Jewish families trying to escape from persecution and death,” he said.