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Poland : A clumsy attempt to deny history

Polish president Andrzej Duda signed the Holocaust law on Tuesday

Poland's new Holocaust law outlaws accusing Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes committed under occupation.

Mr Duda, in a televised address, stated that the aim of the law was to safeguard Poland's image abroad.

Hear the president:
"[The bill]... protects Polish interests... our dignity, the historical truth... so that we are not slandered as a state and as a nation."

Mr Duda

The new law states that:
"Whoever accuses, publicly and against the facts, the Polish nation, or the Polish state, of being responsible or complicit in the Nazi crimes committed by the Third German Reich… shall be subject to a fine or a penalty of imprisonment of up to three years".

However, as Israel rightly pointed out, the new law could stifle the truth about the role of some Poles.

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Poland : A clumsy attempt to deny history


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