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Poland

Lublin commemorates murder of 18,000 Jews in Majdanek

A ceremony took place in the city of Lublin in memory of the victims of Aktion Erntefest, which resulted in the mass shooting of 18.000 Jews at the Majdanek concentration camp.

Polish president withholds signature from paperwork to name Jewish scholar

Polish President Andrzej Duda has withheld his signature on the paperwork needed to grant tenure to Michal Bilewicz, a Jewish scholar who studies modern antisemitism and has been criticised by right-wing politicians.

Polish PM commits to combatting all forms of antisemitism

Poland is committed to “combatting all forms of antisemitism” and is proud that the country “remains a safe home to Jews,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a letter to Jewish Agency head Isaac Herzog.

Students in Warsaw remember pre-WWII segregation of Jews

Students at the University of Warsaw, one of the largest Polish universities, commemorated the victims of a segregation policy against Jews introduced there 82 years ago.

Swastika and other graffiti painted on wall of former Krakow ghetto

Polish police are looking for vandals that painted a swastika and other graffiti on the wall of the former ghetto in Krakow.

Antisemitic posters put up in Warsaw ahead of elections

Antisemitic posters have been put up all over the Polish capital, Warsaw, in recent days ahead of the country’s national elections.

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