A Controversial Bill in Poland Would Make it Illegal to Use the Term ‘Polish Death Camps’

Poland’s Senate on February 1 passed a controversial bill that would make it illegal to blame Poles for crimes committed by Nazi Germany. Violations would be punished by fines or prison sentences up to three years. Polish President Andrzej Duda has previously said that he will consider signing the measure into law. That would risk a rupture in Poland’s ties with Israel and the United States. 
The Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free”) is pictured at the gates of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. (Agency Gazeta/Kuba Ociepa/via Reuters)


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