The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki visited the Museum in the name of family of Ulm, created in memory of the poles who saved Jews during the Second world war.
Józef and wiktoria Ulm 1942-1944 hid Jews, saved them from persecution by the Nazis. The whole family of Ulmov, consisting of eight persons, and a group hiding in their house the Jews, too, of eight people have been killed by the Germans on March 24, 1944.
During his visit to the Museum, the Prime Minister Moravicki met with foreign journalists and answered their questions regarding recently approved by the Senate of Poland of the law, by perturbing the Israeli politicians, reports the Times of Israel.
According to the Polish Prime Minister, the law is designed to prevent accusations against the Polish people that he was involved in the crimes of the Nazis in occupied Poland. While Moravicki assured journalists that the new law does not infringe on the freedom of speech.
Recall that we are talking about amendments to the law on the Institute of national memory, according to which 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 bill, which must be approved by the Senate and the President of Poland, 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».
The adoption of this law provoked an angry reaction from many Israeli politicians, including the Prime Minister and the President.
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