The horror cannot be diminished!
In a move to make it illegal to attribute Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust, the Polish government announced legislation to make it a criminal offense if the phrase Polish Death Camps is used.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Sunday’s cabinet meeting that Israel has zero tolerance for “distorting the truth, rewriting history or denying the Holocaust.” Netanyahu said that Israel’s Ambassador to Poland Anna Azaria made Israel’s firm position known to Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a memorial ceremony at Auschwitz marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday night.
PM’s Netanyahu and Morawiecki agreed to open dialogue on this devastating legislation.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said he would review the bill signaling a possible way out of the mini diplomatic crisis that developed over the last three days.
There is no other phrase to call it and it and should be left as is. To re-write this phrase is to not only deny it for what is was, but it diminishes the horrific aspect of the Holocaust.