A group of Poland’s most prestigious Holocaust historians has condemned recent official efforts to deny or downplay the role of non-Jewish Poles in murdering Polish Jews during and immediately after World War II.
An Israeli sculptor’s acceptance of a commission to design a Warsaw Ghetto memorial to non-Jewish Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust has reignited a furor over the project. Opponents had been trying to persuade Tel Aviv sculptor Danny Karavan to turn down the commission and ‘defend the integrity of this ground.’
Controversy has reignited over plans for a memorial in the Warsaw Ghetto honoring non-Jewish Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust following an Israeli sculptor’s apparent acceptance of a commission to design the project.
A new snag has hit a controversial plan to build a memorial on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto to honor Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust.
A right-wing party’s rise to power in Poland was fueled in large part by anger over immigration and Syrian refugees. So why have crude nationalist rallies taken aim at Jews — and do they suggest there’s more trouble ahead?
A planned monument to Poland’s ‘Righteous Gentiles’ was already under fire for its location on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Now it’s hit another roadblock.
Siavosh Derakhti, a 23-year-old Swedish Muslim, may seem an unlikely champion in the fight against anti-Semitism. But he’s proven himself a tireless defender of the persecuted.
In 1941, the Polish villagers of Jedwabne engaged in an orgy of killing aimed at their Jewish neighbors. Anna Bikont tells this story in her book, ‘The Crime and the Silence.’
In the cities and pine-covered forests of Poland, a murderous hunt took place in the summer of 1942. The Germans called it the Judenjagd — the hunt for the Jews.
In Warsaw, monuments are being planned to honor Poles who sought to save Jews from the Holocaust. But some fear they will distort the role of the ‘righteous gentiles.’