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Israeli-Polish Political Dispute over the Amendment of the Act of the Institute of National Remembrance

From the book Instrumentalizing the Past

  • Przemysław Furgacz


The paper describes in a succinct and compact manner the eruption and evolution of the political feud between Poland and Israel over the legislation enacted by the Polish parliament at the beginning of 2018. This instituted criminal sanctions for accusations of Polish responsibility for Nazi crimes during World War II. The move was widely interpreted in Israel as an attempt to whitewash Polish history and a step toward the implementation of censorship for historians. The author briefly discusses how the political and diplomatic confrontation evolved and its ramifications for bilateral Polish-Israeli relations

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