Poland

Nazi descendants attend Holocaust memorial service

By Sandy Rashty, August 21, 2012

DESCENDANTS of Nazi SS officers will oppose antisemitism and commemorate Holocaust victims as they participate in the March of Life event on Thursday, August 23.

Fifty people descended from Nazi SS, Wehrmacht and German police officers working under Hitler’s regime, will attend the organisation’s main ceremony in Warsaw.

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Poland drops investigation into online hate

By Nissan Tzur, August 2, 2012

Poland’s general prosecutor has called off a year-long investigation into antisemitism on some of Poland’s largest internet portals and websites. The decision was taken, according to the general prosecutor’s office, “because of lack of public interest”.

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MEP attacks invitation to 'offensive' Polish priest

By Marcus Dysch and Josh Jackman, June 14, 2012

a conservative MEP has attacked colleagues for inviting a Polish priest accused of repeated antisemitism to speak in the European Parliament.

Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt “let down” by Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski’s invitation to Father Tadeusz Rydzyk.

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Controversy over European Parliament invite to Polish priest

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A Conservative MEP has strongly criticised the decision to invite a notoriously antisemitic Polish priest to speak at the European Parliament.

London representative Marina Yannakoudakis said she felt disappointed that Polish MEP Mirosław Piotrowski had invited Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to speak.

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Campaign to make Euro 2012 chance to remember the Holocaust in Poland and the Ukraine

By Josh Jackman, June 11, 2012

A group of Israeli students have set up a social media campaign, using the current European Championships in Poland and Ukraine as a basis for commemorating the Holocaust in the two host countries.

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Euro 2012 fans: Come and see Poland's Jewish revival an hour from Auschwitz

By Jennifer Lipman, June 8, 2012

Jewish football fans should not let media scaremongering about antisemitism in Poland put them off visiting and seeing for themselves the country's Jewish revival.

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Euro 2012 fans told, come and see Poland's Jewish revival, an hour from Auschwitz

By Jennifer Lipman, June 8, 2012

Jewish football fans should not let media scaremongering about antisemitism in Poland put them off visiting and seeing for themselves the country's Jewish revival.

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Was The Pianist a Nazi collaborator?

By Nissan Tzur, June 7, 2012

A case that seems to come straight from a Hollywood film is taking place in Warsaw’s courts.

The son and widow of Wladyslaw Szpilman, The Pianist from Roman Polanski’s 2002 film, have taken the Polish writer Agata Tuszynska to court over a book she published 18 months ago, in which she accused Szpilman of collaborating with the Nazis and sending thousands of Jews to death camps.

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Obama criticised for Poland concentration camp mistake

By Jennifer Lipman, May 30, 2012

President Obama has found himself embroiled in a diplomatic spat after he referred to Treblinka as a "Polish death camp" rather than noting that it was located on Nazi-occupied land.

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Judaism inspires inmates

By Nissan Tzur, March 22, 2012

A Polish project to teach prisoners about Jewish culture as part of their rehabilitation is proving a huge success.

The Tikkun project, which was founded in 2003 by Jewish community leaders, aims to increase prisoners' tolerance of other cultures and religions.

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