“When Poland made it a criminal offence this year to accuse it of complicity in Nazi war crimes, there was an outcry in Europe, Israel and the US. Anyone found guilty could face up to three years in jail. Five months later, the right-wing prime minister has moved to change the law to decriminalize the offense, describing it as a “correction”. An amendment to the Holocaust law was quickly backed by the lower house of parliament and now moves to the Senate. The law had been intended to “defend the good name of Poland” but from now on it would be a civil, not a criminal offence, the head of prime minister’s office, Michal Dworczyk, told public radio.”
International jewish organizations have been threatening to demand financial reparations from Poland for its “complicity” with the alleged Holocaust on Polish soil. Clearly, Poland wanted to pass this law to protect itself from this dishonest financial shake-down. If jewish organizations insist on reparations, Poland is in a unique position in Europe to seriously challenge the official narrative of the Holocaust. They would be foolish to push the Poles too far on this issue.