Jewish group calls on U.S. to cut ties with Poland over new Holocaust law
The Ruderman Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization, is circulating an online petition and video in which supporters repeatedly say “Polish Holocaust” in defiance of the new law, which would effectively ban such statements.
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The law allows for prison terms of up to three years for blaming Poles for crimes committed by Nazis who occupied Poland during World War II.
The law takes effect Feb. 28 but is being reviewed by Poland’s constitutional court. It has sparked a bitter conflict with Israel, where it is seen as trying to whitewash the actions of some Poles during the war.
The foundation says more than 3 million Polish Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
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