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Szymon Datner’s lost legacy – How Israeli journalists and historians misquote “Forest of the Righteous”

Szymon Datner’s lost legacy – How Israeli journalists and historians misquote “Forest of the Righteous”

Szymon Datner was a prominent Polish historian of Jewish descent, best known for his research on German war crimes committed against Jews, particularly those escaping from the ghettos in occupied Poland. In 1969–70 he presided over the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and was one of the historians at the Polish Commission to Investigate German Crimes,…

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Polish Media Issues protest against distortion of history by Haaretz

Polish Media Issues protest against distortion of history by Haaretz

Dear Haaretz, Your article “Auschwitz Is Rewriting Holocaust History, One Tweet at a Time” shows your standards are getting worse and no fact checking is being undertaken. Clearly your (ignorant) correspondent is not aware of the factual history or the need for accuracy. This is what Szymon Datner actually wrote: “I estimated the number of surviving Jews…

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Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

In an offensive story falsely accusing the Auschwitz‑Birkenau Memorial and Museum of rewriting history, the Israeli daily Haaretz misquoted the historical data of a renowned Polish historian Szymon Datner: “However, Polish-Jewish historian Szymon Datner estimated Polish people directly caused the murder of 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust by handing them over to Nazis, informing authorities where they were…

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Chelsea FC seek to educate racist offenders but triggers an avalanche of “Polish camps” in the UK media

Chelsea FC seek to educate racist offenders but triggers an avalanche of “Polish camps” in the UK media

Roman Abramovich, owner of the Chelsea football club, and Bruce Buck, club’s chairman, said they want to offer fans a learning opportunity instead of simply banning supporters who commit anti-Semitic or racist acts.  The educational programme should include visits to the former Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945) Auschwitz-Birkenau.  Chelsea’s initiative drew attention of numerous…

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Ambassador Wilczek’s letter to the New York Times

Ambassador Wilczek’s letter to the New York Times

Read Ambassador Wilczek’s response to the opinion piece by Paul Krugman, which appeared in the New York Times on August 28th. Democracy in Poland, Alive and Well Poland’s ambassador objects to a column by Paul Krugman that argued “democracy as we normally understand it is already dead” there. To the Editor: I read “Why It…

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Anti-Semitism – A Difficult Subject

Anti-Semitism – A Difficult Subject

Anti-Semitism is a difficult subject especially for some politicians and journalists. But, firstly, let’s state explicitly that anti-Semitism is abhorrent. We condemn it unequivocally. We are also against all other forms of Hate Crime and discrimination. Especially when the victims are Poles. Just over a week ago there was yet another Polish victim of Hate…

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Our rebuttal to Sierakowski’s story in the Irish Examiner

Our rebuttal to Sierakowski’s story in the Irish Examiner

Dear Editor, This article has nothing to support the headline and the writer was being mischievous with the facts.https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/revised-law-still-alters-history-of-jews-in-poland-862210.html The Polish law does not (and did not) in any way try to revise the history of the Holocaust. On the contrary it was a slightly impolitic attempt to ensure that the history was not distorted…

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Yad Vashem hoaxes dupe the world and the New York Times jumps on the hate bandwagon

Yad Vashem hoaxes dupe the world and the New York Times jumps on the hate bandwagon

On July 5, 2018, Yad Vashem issued a slanderous statement which twisted German WWII perpetrators with Polish victims. The statement attempted to undermine the position of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to discredit the efforts made by Polish and Israeli leaders to implement a policy of reconciliation and respect between Poland and Israel. The statement…

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