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August 18, 2016 10:09 am

Poland’s Cabinet Approves Bill Outlawing Phrase ‘Polish Death Camps’

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The entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A law proposal making phrases like “Polish labor camps,” “Polish extermination camps” and “Polish death camps” punishable by imprisonment for up to three years has been approved by Poland’s Cabinet.

Critics responded to the news by suggesting it is an attempt to “criminalize ignorance” on the part of those who have unwittingly caused offense.

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  • Yaakov

    It’s a touchy subject with Poles, obviously, but I think there needs to be a presentation having to do with, on the one hand, heroism of Poles in protecting and saving their Jewish neighbors, and, on the other hand, discussions of complicity. I don’t know to what extent Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, gets into this but I imagine it does to some degree. I’m not suggesting another Holocaust museum; we have enough of those.

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