Who Poland with the Holocaust, may no longer be in a Polish cell to end up. A few months after entering the famous Holocaustwet was that has been changed.
Poland introduced in February a new law, that should prevent there still being talked about ” Polish death camps as a result’. The concentration camps and what was happening there, were only the responsibility of nazi Germany, the state of Poland and the Polish people have nothing to do, emphasized the nationalist ruling party Law and Justice (PiS).
By the new law risked everyone that the country is Poland still linked to the Holocaust, a prison sentence of up to three years. The law was also extended to anyone who is outside the Polish borders. Only academics and artists would be spared.
It rained immediately, furious responses, including from the Israeli and American camp in Poland to remember that there are also plenty of stories about the involvement of Polish citizens in extermination camps. Europe considers the law as a threat to free speech.
No prison sentences
The law completely withdraw wants Poland not to do, but it let now, however, the sentences omitted, as was clear at a spoedzitting in the Polish parliament Wednesday. So hopes the country a part of the diplomatic damage.
According to prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the law already succeeded in its aim: to increase awareness about the role of Poland during the Second world War.
‘A publisher in Germany or the United States will now think twice before he publish an article which spoke about the Polish SS, the Polish Gestapo or Polish concentration camps, when he’s in a lawsuit and a fine of 100,000 euros to risk,’ said Morawiecki.