The deputy director of the Polish Foreign Ministry complained that a display at the Holocaust museum mentioned “Polish police” at the Lodz ghetto.
WARSAW, Poland The Polish Senate approved a resolution making March 24 the National Remembrance Day for Poles Who Saved Jews.
His comments come amid a diplomatic crisis over anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, starting with a law that criminalizes blaming Poland for Nazi crimes.
What many Poles do not appreciate is one of the central lessons of the Holocaust: as Elie Wiesel wrote, “Sometimes we must interfere.”
The crisis in U.S.-Polish relations is over the passing last month of a law that criminalizes blaming Poland for Nazi crimes.
Jewish organizations and tour guides are considering going to other European countries to protest Poland’s law prohibiting certain Holocaust language.
The vandalism comes amid increasing tension over Poland’s new law banning phrases like “Polish death camps” or blaming Poland for the Holocaust.
The lawsuit was filed on Friday by the Polish League Against Defamation hours after the controversial new law took effect.
Polish diplomats wooed reporters, Jewish groups and members of Congress, trying to convince them that their new “Holocaust law” was not anti-Semitic.
The delegation is made up of historians, journalists, lawyers and diplomats.