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Polish law on Holocaust amended

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Published on July 03, 2018 with No Comments

Poland has amended a controversial Holocaust law that sparked outrage in Israel by imposing jail terms on anyone claiming that the government was responsible for Nazi German war crimes.

The amendment removes fines or criminal penalties of up to three years in prison for anyone found guilty of ascribing Nazi crimes to the Polish nation. The lower house of Parliament voted voted 388-25 in favour of the amendment.

The main aim of the legislation was to prevent people from describing Nazi German death camps in Poland, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, as Polish.

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