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The Polish Prime Minister in the scandal: Auschwitz is not a place for politics

The head of government of Poland Beata Szydlo has come under fire: in his speech at the memorial complex of Auschwitz, built on the site of the former death camp, she spoke in defense of the decision of the Polish Cabinet, refused to accept refugees.

About it writes on Thursday, June 15, the Jewish news Agency JTA.

The event, held in the memorial complex «Auschwitz» on Wednesday, was dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the first deportation of Jews to Nazi concentration camp.

«The lessons of Auschwitz in our turbulent times, remind us that we all have to protect the life and safety of each of our citizens», – leads edition of the words of the Prime Minister. This quote was published on the official website of the party «law and Justice» in the social network Twitter, and a few hours later removed.

Her statement was interpreted as support for the government’s decision not to accept refugees from the Middle East and North Africa in the framework of the quota assigned by the European Union.

«Such words and in such a place should never have been off the lips of the Prime Minister» – wrote in his microblog the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, in the past also headed the government of Poland.

Writer Jacek Denelle, which in 2011 received awards from the Israeli Embassy and the Ministry of culture of Poland for the organization of volunteer work in the Jewish cemetery of Warsaw, published a message on the social network Facebook, in which he said: «we Cannot do politics over the graves».

These words were his comment to the migration crisis. The writer also recalled that the head of service of the Nazi SS Heinrich Himmler «created concentration camps for the safety of German citizens».

We will remind that on Tuesday the European Commission launched legal proceedings against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which «did not participate in mitigating the migration crisis.»

The Polish Prime Minister in the scandal: Auschwitz is not a place for politics 15.06.2017

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