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Polish city refuses to install memorial stones for Holocaust victims

Authorities in the Polish city of Szczecin declined to put in place memorial stones commemorating Jews murdered during World War II because the country’s Institute of National Remembrance feared visitors to the city might think the perpetrators of the crimes were Poles.

Polish far-right leader arrested for inciting antisemitism

Polish authorities arrested a far-right leader and plan to charge him with public incitement of hatred against Jews, officials said.

Polish authorities drop defamation case against Holocaust scholar

Prosecutors in southern Poland have dropped a case investigating claims made by Holocaust scholar Jan Tomasz Gross that Poles killed more Jews than Germans during World War II.

Mass grave found at forced labour camp in Treblinka

Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance and a team of experts have unearthed a mass grave in a camping ground adjacent to the Nazi forced-labor camp known as Treblinka I.

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.

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