Journalists weave familiar anti-Polish stereotypes into their reports on the Auschwitz Commemorations

Journalists weave familiar anti-Polish stereotypes into their reports on the Auschwitz Commemorations

Introduction In January 2020, a number of news media outlets reported on the two foremost commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The first commemoration took place in Jerusalem, Israel, and the second took place in Oświęcim, Poland. This paper will examine articles that reported on the two events and were published…

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Response to Biased Opinion Piece by Rivkah Brown, Senior Commissioning Comment Editor and Columnist at “The Independent”.

Response to Biased Opinion Piece by Rivkah Brown, Senior Commissioning Comment Editor and Columnist at “The Independent”.

Dear Sir/Madam: I am writing in response to the article “Poland is in denial about its role in the Holocaust – it was both victim and perpetrator” by Rivkah Brown, which was published in The Independent on 22 January 2020. As Ms. Brown’s article was an opinion piece, I respectfully ask that my response below be published…

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Daniel Kawczynski MP in the Holocaust Memorial Day Debate in Houses of Parliament

Daniel Kawczynski MP in the Holocaust Memorial Day Debate in Houses of Parliament

“I would like to address colleagues, not as the MP for Shrewsbury, but as the only Polish-born British Member of this Parliament. A lot of the killings during the Second World War took place in the country of my birth. Of course, we could not go back to Poland after we had left, because of…

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Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissive towards the Polish victims of Auschwitz

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissive towards the Polish victims of Auschwitz

On January 21, 2020 United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to Poland to visit Auschwitz where her delegation was hosted by the speakers of both houses of the Polish parliament. Her Press Release then omit the Polish victims, although they were the first sent to Auschwitz, and constituted the second largest group killed there.…

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Problems with Article in “The Atlantic” by Doctor Edna Friedberg of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Problems with Article in “The Atlantic” by Doctor Edna Friedberg of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The below was letter was submitted to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on December 22, 2019 by Gene Sokolowski, PhD in response to the following article:  The Truth About Poland’s Role in the Holocaust Dear Doctor Friedberg, I recently came across and am writing in response to your article entitled “The Truth About Poland’s…

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In defense of the Polish Ambassador to Ireland

In defense of the Polish Ambassador to Ireland

IN DEFENSE OF THE POLISH AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND As the son of a member of the Polish Underground unit Zoska that was acknowledged by Yad Vashem for saving 350 Jews during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, I take umbrage at the letters by Alan Shatter and Oliver Sears published in the Irish Times on October 4th…

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Apel do Polonii i Polaków mieszkających za granicą

Apel do Polonii i Polaków mieszkających za granicą

Organizatorzy międzynarodowej konferencji historycznej „Poland First to Fight”, która odbędzie się w National Press Club w Waszyngtonie w dniach od 18–go do 20-go listopada, apelują do Polaków mieszkających za granicą o wsparcie. Polish Media Issues jest jednym z partnerów projektu. Prosimy wszystkich o wsparcie w realizacji tego ważnego wydarzenia. Pierwszego września 2019 minęło 80 lat…

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Appeal to Polish Americans and Poles Living Abroad

Appeal to Polish Americans and Poles Living Abroad

The organizers of the international historical conference “Poland First to Fight” taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  between November 18th and 20th appeal to Poles living abroad to support the conference. Polish Media Issues is one of the project partners. Please contribute to the success of this important event. On September…

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