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Simon Wiesenthal Center Mulls Travel Advisory To Jews Going To Poland

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights non-profit, is mulling posting a travel advisory for Jews going to Poland in the wake of an international controversy over a Holocaust rhetoric law, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

“We would take such action with great reluctance. We are not enemies of Poland,” the group said in a statement. “But in 2018, we fear for a Poland that has now seen the history of the Holocaust recast by political forces who seek to bury the ugly past that includes the murder of Jews by Poles during the Holocaust and in the immediate aftermath of [the Second World War].”

The advisory would encourage Jewish tourists in Poland to visit only Holocaust memorial sites and not to travel more widely in the country.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is based in Los Angeles, and is named for the famous Nazi hunter.

Contact Ari Feldman at feldman@forward.com or on Twitter @aefeldman

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