Advisor to the President of Poland Andrzej Zybertowicz said that the sharp reaction of Israel to the «law of the Holocaust» caused by a sense of shame for passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust. Your statement Zybertowicz made during an interview with Polska The Times, reports Times of Israel.
Zybertowicz, Professor of sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, stressed that the resentment of Israelis is «clearly anti-Polish character» and demonstrates the fact that «this middle East country is clearly struggling to maintain their monopoly on the Holocaust.»
We will remind, on 6 February, the President of Poland Andrzej Duda signed a controversial «law on the Holocaust,» introducing criminal liability for propaganda of the ideology of Ukrainian nationalists, the denial of the Volyn massacre and allegations of complicity of poles with the Nazis during the Second world war.
We are talking about amendments to the law on the Institute of national remembrance, approved by the Polish Senate February 1, according to which, in particular, a man publicly accusing Poland for crimes committed during the Holocaust, the complicity of Nazi Germany, war crimes or crimes against humanity can be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years.
The law prohibits the use of the phrase «Polish death camp» when describing the concentration camps that existed on the territory of occupied Poland. Punishment will be subjected to those who try «to consciously downplay the responsibility of the real perpetrators of these crimes».
This law caused a mixed reaction in Israel. For several days prior to the approval of the law by the Polish Senate, its contents provoked an angry reaction from many Israeli politicians, including the Prime Minister and the President.
The Polish government argues that the law is necessary to protect the reputation of Poland, which became a victim of Nazi aggression, rather than her partner. Israel, for its part, believes that the ban will not allow us to speak the truth about the role of poles in the extermination of the Jews.
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