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“Jews are behind the pandemic” chanted at anti-vaccine protest in Poland

An anti-vaccine protest that took place in Glogow, Poland, blamed Jews as being responsible for the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the website Notes from Poland.

Polish nationalists disrupt commemoration for Jewish pogrom victims

Several dozen nationalist protesters disrupted a commemoration ceremony for Jewish victims of a 1941 pogrom in Jedwabne, Poland, symbolizing the country’s fraught debate over who should be blamed for World War II-era atrocities.

Polish nationalists given prison sentences for “Zionists will hang on trees” chant

Two ultranationalists in Poland were sentenced to prison in connection with a 2016 rally that featured chants about hanging “Zionists.”

Poles leave chunks of brick outside Israel’s Warsaw embassy in protest

Members of an ultranationalist youth movement in Poland left tons of building debris outside the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw to protest Israel’s criticism of legislation that would limit restitution.

Polish property restitution law ‘flawed, not fair’, says Chief Rabbi of Poland

Chief Rabbi of Poland said efforts by the Polish government to protect current residents of confiscated properties might be understandable, but that the possibility of compensation for the original owners should be preserved.

Dozens of gravestones vandalised at Jewish cemetery in Polish city

Almost 70 gravestones have been vandalised at the Jewish cemetery in the Polish city of Bielsko-Biała.

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