A couple of thousand years ago, Romans nailed Jesus to a cross. The Jews got the blame, and are still blamed to this day. Despite there being four accounts in the Bible of the death of Jesus, and in each account it makes it perfectly clear that it was the Romans that crucified him. Nobody ever points their finger at the Italians.
Similarly, Europeans have been blamed for taking tuberculosis to the Americas, resulting in the decimation of the indigenous inhabitants. However, recent scientific studies have shown that tuberculosis was actually spread to the Americas by seals, long before the arrival of any European settlers. I bet we never get an apology. They will just continue to eat their fish and clap in that smug manner.