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🇵🇱 Poland passes controversial Holocaust bill



Israel says it is “adamantly opposed” to a Polish bill that would make it illegal to suggest Poland was complicit in the Nazi Holocaust.

Poland’s upper house of parliament backed the draft legislation, despite objections from Israel and the US.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports.

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48 comments

  1. Hollow cost means money….

  2. Think is its nothing controversial in this bill !!! Deribly using terms "Polish death " camps should be punished does not include any historical research!! The camps were build by GERMANS and We are sick of telling all the lies !!! It's enough !!!

  3. I bet the Germans didn't commit a single crime against the Jews or if they did, it wasn't official policy and strongly condemned and punished.

  4. What about the Holodomor?

  5. Jews want true. Fine by me.

    The 13.
    Judenrat.
    CONSTANT betrayal

    Let's talk TRUE.
    Shall we?

  6. https://youtu.be/6S_7F0GOPQ8
    RESPECT TRUE 💪💪💪🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱

  7. Poland was against Nazism from beginning to the end of the World War II; and it was the country who suffered the most from Hitler's army aggression.

  8. ALERT!!! For Americans who are friends of Poland, I would like to request that you immediately contact your Congress men and women and tell them to vote NO…..on APRIL 24, 2018… on the Anti-Poland Bills “S.447” and “H.R. 1226”. To make a long story short, these Anti-Poland/Unconstitutional Bills are meant to EXTORT & COERCE Poland….a SOVEREIGN NATION and ALLY of America to pay MANY BILLIONS of dollars to Jewish Anti-Polish Special Interest groups that want “reparations” for Jewish properties that were destroyed in WW2!

    In America and all Western Civilized nations, when citizens of these nations are deceased and have no heirs….their property goes to the STATE of the nation they lived in. PERIOD! This is standard practice. But Jewish American & International special interest groups who have NO relations (other than ethnicity) to the deceased Jews of WW2 Poland… want the assets of deceased Jews in Poland to GO TO THEM!!! This is ridiculous!!.

    This is like International Irish Groups across the world or Ireland demanding from America “compensation” for property of deceased Irish Americans. Or International Polish groups across the world or Poland demanding from America “compensation” for deceased Polish Americans, ect.
    See https://stopacthr1226.org/urgent-important-message-from-the-project-team/

    Stop Anti-Polish Acts “S.447” & “HR 1226” – These “laws” are meant to COERCE and EXTORT 65+BILLION$ from Poland!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY5tPNi1o8s

    Legal Objections to Bills S.447 and H.R.1226 Submitted by the Polish-American Constituency. The Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today Act of 2017, S. 447, passed the Senate on December 12, 2017. A related House Bill H.R.1226 was introduced in the US House of Representatives on February 27, 2017 and was forwarded to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. The texts of both S. 447 and H.R. 1226 (the “Bills”) are similar.
    The Bills constitute the enforcement mechanism for the non-binding 2009 Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues by mandating the Department of State to report on “countries of particular concern” on the progress to: 1) return to the rightful owner any property wrongfully seized or transferred, including religious and communal properties; 2) provide property or compensation for so called heirless property in order to assist needy Holocaust survivors, to support Holocaust education, and for other purposes.

    1. BILLS S.447 AND H.R.1226 VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL TREATY AND LAW A. Compensation for private property in Poland already paid to rightful owners In calling for the return to the rightful owner of a property that was “wrongfully seized or transferred,” the Bills violate the Agreement between the Government of the United State of America and the Government of the Polish People’s Republic regarding claims of nationals of the United States signed at Washington on July 16, 1960, and registered with the United Nations by the United States of America on January 6, 1961 (“1960 Treaty”). Under the 1960 Treaty, Poland paid the United States $40 million in full settlement of claims of nationals of the United States for nationalization or other taking of property, appropriation or loss of use of their property and debt owed by enterprises taken over by the State.1

    2. The $40 million paid pursuant to the 1960 Treaty represents over a billion dollars in 2017. Hence, this substantial compensation was intended to settle property claims against Poland by US nationals. In accordance with Article IV of the 1960 Treaty, the United States agreed to fully indemnify Poland for any property claims of US nationals, which occurred on or before the entry into force of the 1960 Treaty.2 On March 31, 1966, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the US completed its administration of the Polish Claims Program pursuant to the 1960 Treaty and submitted a final report to various committees of Congress. The principal amount of awards under the Polish Claims Program totaled $100,737,681.63 plus interest in the amount of $51,051,825.01.3 Accordingly, in light of the contractual obligation of the United States to provide indemnity to Poland for private property claims, the enactment of the Bills that direct the US Secretary of State to pressure Poland to pay further private property claims violates the contractual obligation of the United States.

    3. Also, it shall be noted that between 1948 and 1971 Poland concluded property restitution and compensation treaties not only with the United States but also with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and 2 Switzerland. All claims for property located in Poland by the citizens of these countries have been since settled in full and discharged. Furthermore, since 1989, all legitimate property claims of private individuals can be freely pursued before the Polish courts in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Code. Every person regardless of their nationality or ethnic origin may enforce their property and inheritance rights before the Polish courts in accordance with the procedures of the Code of Civil Procedure. Hence, every individual with a right title can file a request for declaration of the acquisition of the inheritance. Thousands of people with legitimate title claims – regardless of their ethnic origin – have recovered their properties in Poland pursuant to the private property law……

    Read more here: https://stopacthr1226.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Legal-Objections-Bills-S.447-and-H.R.-1226-PL.pdf

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Spotlight700

  9. Stand up for your rights.
    Jews need to grow up.

  10. Good for Poland, the hoax of the twenty century. Only a lie would be so venomously up held.

  11. jews are the biggest LIERS of all times…Polish are asking for 70 years to do exhumation of bodies in Jedwabne to prove that nazis killed Jews, but Jews are stopping it and now here's a Petition do Polish Goverment- to finaly finish with this subject but Jews need this Lie to blame Poland and use it against it every time for 70 over years-
    Petycja do Sejmu Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej w Sprawie Wznowienia Ekshumacji w Jedwabnem
    http://www.citizengo.org/pl/84089-petycja-do-sejmu-rzeczpospolitej-polskiej?m=5&tcid.
    Johnny Daniels, right hand of Andrzej Duda says that even 40 millions of signatures will not do that ekshumation of bodies of jews killed in Jedwabne to be complete ever … HM !!!!!

  12. This bill is horrible as it is white washing history. There were some polish colaboraters with the Germans. most poles did not side with the occupying Nazis, true, but to say that all citizens were 100% innocent is grossly inaccurate.

  13. German gravy train is coming to an end how else will the state of Israel pay for their military, oh yes milk the Polish cow

  14. Israel isnt ally is parasite let us tell true.

  15. I read all these comments.
    And i wonder if people in poland are capable of understanding the difference between, governments and citizens.
    I'm a Jew and i DO NOT!!! Blame poland for the holacaust.

  16. We lost 6 million Polish citizenship 3milion Jewish and 3 million Polish but People don’t talk about it only talk about Jew death what about the Three milion Polish ?
    Poland must get respect from Israel first and most of all we sharing history with Jewish nation for 1000 years and we had up and down but we live together
    It is sad that after such suffering we are having some problems
    We invite the Jewish people to visit Poland not only the death camps but the beautiful country and people discovered each other welcoming each other with respect and happiness
    So come to Poland Dzien dobry Shalom

  17. The word “Holocaust” is harmful to the victims of WWII!

  18. How many Palistinian lives did Israel take to make Israel bigger so far?

  19. Polands tourism sector is running on traumatic events

  20. Germany can't be milked of any more money, so the next logical thing is to somehow blame the Poles for the holocaust. Then start milking money out of Poland.

  21. I support the bill. Claims that Poles are responsible for Holocausts it's a hate speech towards Polish nation – that cannot be tolerated.

  22. Good Job in reporting AL Jazeera, I'm actually surprised with your 'neutral reporting'.

  23. They helped the Nazis they're just trying to wash their hands clean

  24. the worst thing is that Poland allowed for such long time that people wrote whatever they pleased, and it started to turn against Poland – some authors wrote books in english that spreaded lies and polish historians wrote books in polish (which nobody understands) so the false narration spreaded, because it was in english……. it became such huge problem that polish gov. HAD to react this way
    now when somebody will write book against historical research (documents, testimonies, facts, archeology, criminology etc.) and will refuse to corretc article or statement will get in to trouble

    and this bill allso includes that ANY nationality is under that law – so it means that if some polish person will try to deny polish involvement in a certain pogrom against historical facts allso will get in to trouble

    this bill does not limit free speech

  25. The funny thing is that Kaxzynski is a Jew

  26. Izraelitów propaganda and twisting the facts! Bullshit repeated by leftist media aka fake news. We are Polish, the unconquered – see the video. Jewish dread to loos the monopoly on suffering during the WW2, as this is the greatest propaganda tool and business ever..

  27. 0.54 says Marek Borowski son of Wiktor Borowski (real name Aron Berman) a member of the communist Polish party cooperated with the Executive Committee of the Communist International in Moscow, related to Jakub Berman who managed the ideology of the Communist Party and the apparatus of repression had a leading role in political murders on the anti-communist Polish population. All Jewish origin.

  28. Good for Poland. Israel will not distort Poland's history and its good name.

  29. Unbelievable hatred directed towards Poland! Shame on you, historical illiterate!

  30. Germany build death camps in occupied Polish territory during WW2. That’s the truth. Therefore the death camps were German. Saying otherwise is a perversion,lie.

  31. Poland is ashamed of itself.

  32. Freedom of speech …. let's ask why german media were forbidden to report hundreds of new year's sexual attacks on german women . German govt silenced media for 7-10 days.

  33. What is controversial ? German Death Camps – HISTORICAL FACT !!!! Polish Death Camp- FALSE !!!! so what is controversial ?

  34. Poland was occupaid by the Nazis during that time. They had no functioning Government of their own and there was nothing any of the ordinary Poles could have done to stop it.

  35. POLAND is right all the way along.

  36. I wouldn't say its controversial;
    I would say it's historically accurate.

    The camps were not Polish.

  37. And again this short report by Al Jazeera is the most unbiased report I'v seen…this is what journalism should be about

  38. has anyone anywhere actually seen he text of the law being proposed? Poland did not exist as a country during the Holocaust and its residents did not create it so why should its name ever be assigned to it?

  39. Thanks poland, ashkanzi jeooooz were punished for crimes….they didnt die for noble cause, We need to pray for rest of war victims also…

  40. Nazis Kills 6.5 mln polish people in WW 2 and nobody cares about that’s…. Why??????

  41. Israel showed it's ugly face. it is all about $$$

  42. Poland should change aliances and side with Iran or Saudis. Israel unfortunately isn't mature enough

  43. How can one accuse a non-existent country for the crimes of the one who destroyed it? how is this even possible? i don't want to live on this planet anymore

  44. Poland is notoriously anti-Semitic.

  45. Does this actually come up alot?

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