Yes, I know, the bill was past a while back, but I never noticed a response to it on here. For anyone who wasn’t aware, it is now illegal in Poland to suggest that Poland/Polish people were complicit in atrocities carried out during the holocaust with the penalty being 3 years in prison.
It’s nothing short of staggering. It’s an egregious re-writing of history that is deeply worrying, especially when you consider this is happening in a modern, EU member state. As someone who has been to Yad Vashem and researched my own family history, this is bullshit. The Polish state and Polish nationals were complicit in carrying out atrocities.
You don’t have to look hard:
It’s no better than Turkey denying their role in the genocide of 800,000 Armenians during WW1, which again carries a prison sentence for anyone who dares state this fact.
I dunno, this just blows my mind. It’s just deeply worrying, and I had to get that off my chest…