Auschwitz Museum blows up New York Holocaust piece over Poland
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum tore out an article in New York on Saturday about the Holocaust in Poland that said the play was full of “lies and distortions.”
The magazine investigates a trial against two Polish Holocaust historians recently found guilty of defaming a dead wartime village official.
Auschwitz Museum director Piotr Cywinski said the New York article “contains so many lies and distortions that I can hardly believe it was a coincidence.”
“When it comes to the Holocaust, any distortion of historical truth is very dangerous. This applies to all forms of denial, revisionism and the distortion of historical truth, ”said Cywinski.
An excerpt from the article raised specific questions about accuracy.
“In order to relieve the nation of the murders of three million Jews, the Polish government will go so far as to prosecute scholars for defamation,” the article reads in an inaccurate subtitle.
The case against the two historians was civil, not government prosecution.
Around 3 million Polish Jews were killed during the Holocaust – and a Polish underground army opposed the Germans. Unlike other occupied nations, the Polish state never cooperated with the Nazis.
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