Holocaust Museum in Washington Condemns Poland's Draft Holocaust Legislation

Holocaust Museum in Washington Condemns Poland's Draft Holocaust Legislation

Holocaust Museum in Washington Condemns Poland's Draft Holocaust Legislation

An effort by the Polish parliament to ensure Poland isn't tarred with responsibility for helping Germany commit the Holocaust during World War II exploded into a Polish-Israeli war of words over the weekend.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Sunday said it had summoned Poland's deputy ambassador to express Israel's opposition to the legislation.

Less guarded protest in Israel alleged that some of Poland's critics of the term "Polish death camps" are blurring historical truths, and that there is a need for better understanding of sensitivities around the issue in Poland, Israel and beyond.

Israel's ambassador to Poland Anna Azari told the Polish PAP news agency that Israel is concerned that the punitive provisions of the bill could lead to Holocaust survivors being prosecuted for testimony given about the involvement of Poles in war crimes.

The controversy pulled in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki, and is undermining one of the closest relationships between Israel and any European Union country.

"We will under no circumstances accept any attempt to rewrite history", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in lengthy public remarks to his cabinet.

"While it is true that Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek, Chełmno, Sobibor and Bełzec should be referred to as "Nazi" or "German" camps in occupied Poland, it is a serious mistake for Poland to seek to criminalize those who do not adhere to this practice", Singer noted.

A photo taken yesterday on the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz shows the former Nazi German death camp's exterior.

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Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid Party, wrote on Facebook that "Poland was complicit in the Holocaust", adding that "Hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered on its soil without them having met any German officer".

Poles have long objected to phrases such as "Polish death camps", which suggest Poland was responsible for the genocide.

A number of major Jewish groups from around the globe have criticized the advancement of legislation in Poland that would make it illegal to claim that Poles were responsible for Holocaust-era crimes against humanity. "There were Polish death camps and no law can ever change that".

Netanyahu said on Saturday: "The law is baseless, I strongly oppose it". "Jews, Poles, and all victims should be guardians of the memory of all who were murdered by German Nazis".

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reminded the participants that a awful crime was committed right there.

"Poland is being unfairly attack by hostile media", the founder of the Polish League Against Defamation complained after the rally, according to Radio Poland.

In a statement released Friday the President said our nation mourns this dark stain on human history in which six million Jews were killed by Nazis during world war two.

"It is also a historic fact that the Germans initiated, planned and built the work and death camps in Poland. The Poles threw stones at us and cursed us".

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