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Poland's 'Holocaust Law:' The Wound Is Still Open

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17.02.2019

Over six months have passed since the storm erupted over the joint declaration by the prime ministers of Israel and Poland over the Polish law permitting civil action against anyone who asserts that the Polish nation bears responsibility for the horrors of the Holocaust. Now it has been proved that the controversial declaration, which some even saw as a shameful letter of surrender and a willingness to distort history for short-term political gains, resolved nothing; the wound is still open.

During his visit to Warsaw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday convened a briefing for Israeli journalists during which he was asked by Haaretz for his opinion on the fact that the law, while no longer calling for criminal proceedings, still allows for civil action. Netanyahu said in response that Poles did collaborate with the Nazis in the Holocaust........

© Haaretz