Poland

Shop owner defends selling 'neo-Nazi' brand

By Rosa Doherty, April 24, 2014

A London shop owner under fire for selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis insists his store has no connection with right-wing extremists.
Zsolt Mogyorodi opened the Viking Thor shop stocking Thor Steinar clothes, a German brand that has been described as the far-right's favourite outfitter.

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Poland has good record on restitution, insists envoy

By Marcus Dysch, March 13, 2014

Poland has taken suitable measures to ensure Holocaust survivors receive compensation, the country's ambassador to Britain has claimed.

Witold Sobkow responded to criticism over the Polish approach to restitution by suggesting the state had paid almost $1 billion for lost and seized property.

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Poland was not perfect, but no antisemitic state

By Witold Sobków, February 20, 2014

I was appalled by two statements in an article by Geoffrey Alderman on the First World War (January 10).

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Concentration camp employee suspended for designing 'Jews go home' poster

By Rosa Doherty, January 29, 2014

A graphic designer has been suspended after allegedly producing antisemitic posters while working for a concentration camp museum in Poland.

Police were called after the Majdanek museum discovered an employee called "Krzysztof K" had been making posters that said: "Jews go home", along with other offensive material.

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So much for the Polish renaissance

By Nissan Tzur, January 24, 2014

A major survey conducted by the Centre for Research on Prejudice at Warsaw University (CRP) has shown that modern forms of antisemitism in Poland remain constant while traditional Jew-hate is on the rise.

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Old hate dies hard, but things are changing

By Antony Lishak, January 24, 2014

Sipping coffee in the Lauder Morasha School (Warsaw’s only Jewish school), an elderly gentleman smiles over his plastic cup.

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At Krakow's Jewish Community Centre, 90 per cent of volunteers are Catholic

By Nissan Tzur, January 12, 2014

They celebrate every Jewish holiday; they organise Shabbat dinners, lectures and film screenings on Judaism; and they take part in the annual Jewish festival in Krakow — but they are not Jews.

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Jewish and Muslim heads take Polish schechita ban to EU

By Charlotte Oliver, December 4, 2013

Two leaders from Judaism and Islam have joined up to fight Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter and have now taken their case to the European Union.

Director General of the European Jewish Association (EJA) Rabbi Menachem Margolin partnered with Chief Mufti of Poland Tomasz Miskiewicz last week to lodge an official complaint with the European Commission.

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Found: the fake scholar who duped universities

By Nissan Tzur, October 31, 2013

Several universities welcomed an Israeli professor into their lecture theatres when he impressed them with his doctoral thesis in international law.

The academic, known only as Mariusz K, began a series of lectures across Poland earning up to £100,000 zloty (£25,000) from the various schools and colleges.

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Holocaust writer Grabowski faces Polish fury

By Nissan Tzur, October 18, 2013

He has suffered death threats and is boycotted by the Polish community in Canada, where he lives today. Even in his homeland he is not always welcome, but Polish historian Jan Grabowski, 50, does not give up. He is determined to continue his struggle to expose the truth.

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