France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law

Polish President Duda with US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump in Warsaw

Prior to its signing, the measure faced criticism from the both the USA and Israel, which argued that it would suppress open discussions about the Holocaust. "This law is ill-advised, you should not rewrite history, it's never a very good idea", Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM television.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday that he will sign a contested Holocaust bill into law, despite protests from Israel and the US. It outlaws accusing Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes committed under occupation.

Israel says the law will curb free speech, criminalise basic historical facts and stop any discussion of the role some Poles played in Nazi crimes.

There are also fears Holocaust survivors could face criminal charges for giving testimony that incriminates Poles.

Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would ensure Poland's "dignity and historical truth".

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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, also said last week: "We don't have any intention to prosecute someone who says that somewhere a single Jew or a family were murdered". This is expected to happen within a week. They say it was modelled on anti-defamation laws in many other countries, including laws criminalising Holocaust denial.

The law sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who erroneously describes Nazi German death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau as being Polish, simply due to their geographical location.

But it adds the caveat that a person "is not committing a crime if he or she commits such an act as part of artistic or scientific activities".

"True, the extermination camps in Poland were built and operated by the Germans, and we must not allow them to avoid this responsibility".

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Judy Dempsey, a Berlin-based expert for Carnegie Europe, a USA think tank, said PiS was "turning its back on Poland's post-communist period, during which a main political objective was to anchor the country in the Euro-Atlantic organisations of Nato and the European Union".

Israel's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it would continue to communicate with Poland despite its reservations about the law.

In the announcement of the visit, Bennett said that while in Poland, he was "determined to say explicitly what history has already proved - the Polish nation had a proven involvement in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust". Millions of its citizens were killed, including three million Polish Jews in the Holocaust.

"Yes, the death camps in Poland were built and operated by the Germans, and we can not allow them to evade responsibility for these actions".

Thousands of Poles risked their lives to protect Jewish neighbours during the war.

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