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New Laws To Distance Poland From Nazi Occupiers In WWII

In a move widely condemned by the likes of Israel, The USA and historians around the world, Poland’s ruling Law & Justice Party have passed a bill which makes it illegal to accuse ‘the Polish nation’ of complicity in the Holocaust or any Nazi atrocities or to use the phrase ‘Polish Death Camps’.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has justified the laws, pointing to Poland as merely a victim of Nazi occupation and therefore not at all complicit, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has linked the laws to Holocaust Denial.

Victor Petrovic, producer for The Daily, spoke with Aleksandra Hadzelek, a Lecturer in International Studies at UTS, about Poland’s controversial new laws.

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