By Phil  |  02-01-2018   News
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The Polish government is facing some blowback from the U.S. State Department after attempting to draft a law that would make any suggestion of Poland having any culpability for crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany in World War II. According to Ha'aretz, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is "concerned about the repercussion on Poland's relations with the United States and Israel if the draft becomes law. We are concerned, however, that if enacted this draft legislation could undermine free speech and academic discourse. We all must be careful not to inhibit discussion and commentary on the Holocaust. We believe open debate, scholarship, and education are the best means of countering inaccurate and hurtful speech."

"We encourage Poland to re-evaluate the legislation in light of its potential impact on the principle of free speech and on our ability to be effective partners," Nauert said. Ironic considering certain states <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/10255-Texas-Hurricane-Victims-Must-Support-Israel-to-Receive-Aid">withhold aid and relief to anyone who is not willing to pledge they will never boycott</a>, speak out or demonstrate actively against Israel or Zionist government in general not to mention <a href="https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/anti-semitism-law-stops-valid-criticism-of-israel-1.225281">"anti-semitism" laws that would ban criticism of Israel</a> resulting in a chilling effect on free speech.

The Polish government claims they are merely attempting to protect the Polish people from accusations that they were at fault for Nazi war crimes. If the law passes the upper house of parliament the use of phrases like "Polish death camps" could result in up to three years prison time. Israel's Prime Minister <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/israel-poland-holocaust-deny-death-concentration-camps-death-toll-gas-chambers-a8182186.html">Benjamin Netanyahu also censured the Polish government</a> for the bill which is expected to pass the Senate as well saying he has “no tolerance for the distortion of truth, the rewriting of history and the denial of the Holocaust.” UK's The Independent points out that some Poles did collaborate with the Nazis, there is no mention of how <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10682975/The-Jews-who-fought-for-Hitler-We-did-not-help-the-Germans.-We-had-a-common-enemy.html">Jewish Nazi collaborators</a> were not at all uncommon either.

As we have mentioned <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/17232-Controversial-Polish-Death-Camp-Bill-Approved-By-Senate-As-Israel-Objects">previously in The Goldwater,</a> the bill was authored by Poland's Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki who specifically claimed that it was not meant in any way to be a jab at Israel: "Important Israeli politicians and media are attacking us for the bill … On top of that they claim that Poles are 'co-responsible' for the Holocaust," he said, adding that "this is proof how necessary this bill is."

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https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-urges-poland-to-re-evaluate-proposed-holocaust-law-1.5785008

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Mateusz No. 17268 1517498405

In 1996 Izrael Singer - chairman of World Jew Congress said "If Poland does not realise our wealth claims Poland is going to be humilated on world stage"

Certain jewish supremacist organizations are harrasing Poland will false accusations so they may blackmail extort a lot of estate and money from us.

This legislation is attempting to take a gun away from this political terrorists and terrrorist are so shocked by that.

Mateusz No. 17270 1517498670

Once again -

Bill is attempting to ban "Polish death camp" claims.

Those false claims are used to terrorise Polish goverment into submission. Certain organization want to extort tremendous amount of money and estate to which they have no legal claim. They cannot use logical or legal arrguments so they use political and media terror.

That is the essence of the problem.

Anonymous No. 17276 1517506300

OK UP WAKE PEOPLE

POLAND was not Poland between 1939-1945 . It was invaded by Nazi Germany and the USSR (both socialist) and divided up. The socialists, NOT the Poles stole the confiscated wealth.

The Socialists NOT the Poles ran the Dead camps.

Anonymous No. 17277 1517510306

>We all must be careful not to inhibit discussion and commentary on the Holocaust.

Holohoax No. 17302 1517541179

The discussion of the Holocaust forced on German civilians perpetrated by the English, Americans and Russians is hardly ever touched on. There was only one Holocaust that criminally thrust against Germans. The Jews have forever and a day cried foul of anyone who has discovered them for what they really are….filth!

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