KHC Statement on Polish Legislation
On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 73rd Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the lower house of the Polish Parliament approved a bill that could jail anyone who suggests that the country was complicit in the Holocaust. The legislation, if signed into law, anyone convicted of accusing Poles of Nazi complicity could face fines or up to three years in jail.
In response, the Kupferberg Holocaust Center stands by the statement issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The Center shares the concern with IHRA’s Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial regarding how the legislation will affect Holocaust research and narratives by undermining Polish complicity during the Holocaust.