Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Poland: New law to criminalize blaming Poland for atricities committed during the Holocaust

In today's Europe, Holocaust denial is being enacted into law.

Via BBC:
The government of Poland plans to introduce a law making it a crime to imply the country bears any responsibility for atrocities carried out on Polish soil by Nazi Germany.

People could face up to five years in prison if found guilty.

The bill was drafted in part as a response to the phrase "Polish death camps" which often appears in the foreign media as a shortcut term.

In such cases, the state could pursue civil action and claim compensation.

The bill would make it illegal to say that Poland "took part, organised or was co-responsible for the crimes of the Third Reich".

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