Monday, December 17, 2018

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Despite statements by Israeli Foreign Ministry officials to the contrary, Polish officials say they are not planning to freeze implementation of Poland’s controversial “Holocaust law” as a result of Israeli pressure.

The legislation makes it illegal to accuse the Polish nation of Nazi war crimes committed during World War II or attribute responsibility for the Nazi death camps that operated in Poland to the country or the Polish people.

Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro clarified that the law will not in any way prevent Holocaust survivors or researchers from discussing the crimes carried out by Poles against Jews during the war. He made it clear that only false and unfounded statements against the Polish nation or state would be grounds for prosecution.