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Poland

Auschwitz memorial closes to visitors over coronavirus fears

The Auschwitz Memorial and the site of the former Nazi camp are closed to visitors due to concerns over the coronavirus.

March of the Living postponed in Poland over COVID-19 concerns

The annual March of the Living commemoration in Europe has been postponed amid worries about the novel coronavirus that has resulted in close to 110,000 cases worldwide.

Polish far-right MP says pogroms were “good for Jews”

A far-right member of the Polish parliament, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, said that pogroms against Jews had been "of benefit to the Jewish people since it winnowed out the weak in Jewish society through natural selection".

New director of Poland’s Jewish museum vows independence

The landmark Jewish museum in Poland’s capital retained its independence and can carry on with its mission now that a new director is in place after a year-long stalemate with the government.

Polish Bernese group may have tried to save thousands of Jews in the Holocaust

New research suggests that Polish diplomats who worked during the Second World War to rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe attempted to save several thousand Jewish people through their efforts.

Former Polish priest indicted for hate speech and Holocaust denial

A former priest involved in Poland’s nationalist movement has been indicted on hate speech and Holocaust denial charges.

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