Skip to comments.Polish ambassador: Calm your emotions, new holocaust law is no attempt to whiten history
Posted on 02/27/2018 6:46:28 PM PST by Michael van der Galien
"Marcin Czepelak, the Ambassador of Poland in The Netherlands, doesn't agree with the international criticism that the holocaust law which the Polish parliament has recently adopted is a way to stifle the academic debate on the history of Poland in the Second World War."
I am observing with growing concern the media coverage on recent events in Poland, especially misunderstandings and misperceptions around the new law on the National Institute of Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej IPN). In many cases they tend to present Polish actions as motivated by nationalistic feelings or intention to whiten our history. Which is even worst some of publications suggest the hidden motive for Prime Minister M. Morawiecki government policy could be to cover up Polish crimes dating from the IIWW and innate antisemitism. Therefore, I would appeal to calm down emotions and draw your attention to a couple of facts, in my opinion being of great importance in this case.
First of all, let me explain rationale behind the reform of the IPN law. Its main purpose, both in Poland and abroad, is the struggle for historical facts and truth. We cannot accept the situation in which the Polish nation, or the Polish state are attributed with responsibility, or co-responsibility for Nazi crimes committed by the German Third Reich. That is why for many years Polish MFA and embassies has been fighting against the term of Polish concentration camps that reappear in some articles and non-fictional books (to my great regret also in some letters received by our Embassy in the Hague in recent weeks).
In September 1939 Poland Nazi-Germany and Soviet Union together attacked Poland and subsequently divided its territory. Both occupants immediately started to massacre Polish elites (professors, teachers, civil-servants) killing civilians and committing all kind of atrocities and crimes of war.
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Poland was the victim of an evil nefarious plot by Stalin and Hitler. And now to add some insult to injury, revisionists have decided that blame sharing the holocaust with Poland is somehow fair game?
I stand with Poland and cry total bullshit.
And Im extremely pro Israel
Poland should just pass the law and refuse to engage in debate about it; they are one of the few countries with nothing to be ashamed about in WWII. Never allied with Hitler or Stalin, fought to the end...to Hell with anyone who smears them during that time.
They did pass the law and got vilified for it
Amen. The people harping on this are no friend of anyone. It’s just to stir up trouble.
Good for them - they shouldn’t allow themselves to be lumped with the evils of that time...
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