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News Poland » History: Awaken, Poland, Before It’s Too Late

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/awaken-poland-before-its-too-late.html
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Poland’s lurch into illiberalism and rewritten history, following the well-trodden Hungarian path toward the curtailment of democracy, is the most alarming political development in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall almost three decades ago.

News Poland » History: Poland’s Prime Minister Claims Not Only Polish, German Perpetrators — Jewish Perpetrators of Holocaust, Too

News channel or source: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/holocaust/polands-prime-minister-claims-not-only-polish-german-perpetrators-jewish-perpetrators-of-holocaust-too/2018/02/17/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Today’s political interests are important. Jewish history is more important.” Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid called on Israel to recall its ambassador from Poland immediately in response to Morwaiecki’s statement, saying it was “Anti-Semitism ...

News Poland » History: Israel rebukes Poland PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43102226
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Mr Netanyahu said they showed "an inability to understand history". The dispute comes weeks after Israel ... collaborators in the Holocaust would be considered a criminal in Poland under the new law. Mr Morawiecki said: "It's extremely important to first ...

News Poland » History: King of large hill, Poland's Kamil Stoch wins Olympic gold in ski jumping

News channel or source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-spt-winter-olympics-mens-ski-jumping-20180217-story.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

He won his second straight Four Hills tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Jan. 6 to become only the second ski jumper in the long history of the sport to win all four stages of the prestigious event. The final was so close, Stoch wasn't sure if he had ...

News Poland » History: As I See It: Poland unleashes its own inner demons

News channel or source: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/As-I-See-It-Poland-unleashes-its-own-inner-demons-542783
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Maybe this crisis will force Poland instead to listen to people like him and finally face up to the truth about its history. For if a country lies to itself about its own past, any decent society it tries to build must always be based on sand.

News Poland » History: Neo-Nazis Are Planning A Concert In Poland For Hitler's Birthday

News channel or source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/neo-nazis-are-planning-a-concert-for-hitlers-birthday-in
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

"These two totalitarianisms, Nazism and communism were the greatest tragedies in the history of mankind," Morawiecki said during televised remarks on Jan. 23. "In Poland there cannot be the slightest tolerance for Nazi, fascist, or communist symbols.

News Poland » History: Poland's Kamil Stoch takes gold in Olympic ski jumping

News channel or source: https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2018/02/17/Polands-Kamil-Stoch-takes-gold-in-Olympic-ski-jumping/3371518880933/?spt=rrs&or=11
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

It is the first Polish medal at this year's Winter Olympics and the twenty-first in history. Stoch won the third Olympic gold ... and became Malysz's natural successor. His victory in Poland was quickly followed by further wins in Klingenthal, Germany ...

News Poland » History: Free Speech, Poland’s Law and the Holocaust

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/free-speech-polands-law-and-the-holocaust-1518733642
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

In an otherwise brilliant piece (“Poland Seeks to Censor History,” op-ed, Feb. 6), Alan Dershowitz suggests that Germans chose to build death camps in occupied Poland because they couldn’t have killed Jews “without the active assistance of many ...

News Poland » History: Poland Stokes Holocaust Law Storm as Israeli Leader Lashes Out

News channel or source: https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/02/17/poland-stokes-holocaust-law-storm-as-israeli-leader-lashes-out
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

“There is a problem here of an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy ... a nationalist agenda that seeks to whitewash crimes committed during Poland’s wartime occupation. The journalist, Ronen Bergman, confronted ...

News Poland » History: Why Poland Punishes Those Who Accuse It of the Holocaust

News channel or source: http://www.history.com/news/poland-holocaust-law-death-camps
Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Duda insists that signing the law will make the world aware of how Poland views its own history, calling it “a signal that the Polish state sees a problem that hurts [us].” “The point is not to punish anyone,” he said. But critics are concerned ...