In December 2019, during a speech given to high ranking Russian defense officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Lipski of antisemitism, calling him "That bastard! That anti-Semitic pig.". Ambassador Lipski, in a discussion with Adolf Hitler in October 1938, enthusiastically supported Hitler's plan to move Germany's Jews to Africa and said that if he can find such a solution we will erect him a beautiful monument in Warsaw. Putin's remarks were condemned by Polish government officials, and Poland's Chief Rabbi, Michael Schudrich, stated that "for us Jews, it is particularly outrageous for Putin to manipulate the tone of [Lipski's comments] made in his conversation with Adolf Hitler in 1938. One shouldn't forget Poland supported the emigration of its 10 percent Jewish minority, but it did so partly in cooperation with the Zionist movement, to which it gave clandestine military support. At the same time, however, when the Third Reich expelled thousands of Polish Jews in 1938, Polish diplomatic services, including Ambassador Lipski personally, assisted them. Accusing [Lipski] of antisemitism on the basis of one sentence taken out of context is extremely irresponsible."
Professor Mariusz Wołos stated that "[Lipski's] extensive legacy... has no traces of antisemitic attitude. Lipski was not an antisemite." 
Hmmm. So expelling Jews to Africa wasn’t antisemitic? Really? Too bad the British turned the refugee ships around and it didn’t work anyway.