6 February 2018
The interview of Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt for CBC NEWS
Poland’s president said Tuesday he will sign into law a bill imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, defying criticism from Israel, the United States and activists.
Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would ensure Poland’s “dignity and historical truth.”
Poland’s right-wing government says the law is needed to protect the reputation of its citizens and make sure they are recognized as victims not perpetrators of Nazi aggression during the Second World War.
Rabbi Goldschmidt commented for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).