Published in English, ‘Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation’ by Holocaust academic Dr Katarzyna Person is the tragic story ‘of people who are placed in an impossible situation during war and the decisions they make.’
Poland's WW2 ambassador in Japan, along with a large group of Polish diplomats in the country, helped save Jews from the Holocaust, an oriental studies expert told PAP on Tuesday.
After a decade of negotiations, the city has now taken possession of the 19th century synagogue and has vowed to safeguard it as an important element of Jewish cultural heritage by restoring it to its former glory and transforming it into a Jewish Cultural Centre.
The president of the World Jewish Congress has added his weight to condemnation of an article published inThe New Yorker magazine that implied Poland was complicit in the Holocaust.
The New Yorker magazine on Monday updated an article it published on the prosecution of Holocaust historians in Poland that has caused outrage in the Central European country.
Writing in The New Yorker last week, columnist Masha Gessen, who suggested the Polish nation had been responsible for the Holocaust, defended herself saying the Polish interpretation "ran against the rules of linguistics and logic.”
Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek has said that an article by The New Yorker is a scandalous story that tries to place on Poland responsibility for the extermination of Jews during World War Two.
AJC, a global Jewish advocacy organisation, on Saturday criticised an article published in the New Yorker magazine whose author purported that Poland and the Polish state were responsible for the deaths of 3 million Jews during WW2.
Operating between 1942 and 1944, the Jewish vendors aged between six and sixteen have been described as “the little heroes of WWII who, through their own survival, defeated the enemy.”
Among the Poles there were the greatest number of those who really helped Jews during the Holocaust, President Andrej Duda said.