Foreign Minister of Canada lied about her grandfather’s Nazi past and connections with Auschwitz

Summary

Foreign Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland tried to hide and lied about her grandfather’s Nazi past and connections with Auschwitz.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. No evidence given that Chrystia Freeland would have lied.

Ms. Freeland's uncle, John-Paul Himka has studied family history and told to the Globe and Mail in 2017:

"He was the editor of a legal newspaper in Nazi-occupied Poland. He never signed anything in the paper. He never made policy or that kind of thing. It wouldn't be his call. [The newspaper] also performed a function for Ukrainian culture and kept Ukrainian intelligentsia alive during the war by paying them for articles, not just anti-Semitic articles but articles about Ukrainian culture. It was a bit of a mixed bag."

Himka does not mention that Ms. Freeland's grandfather would have had any connections with Auschwitz.

Ms. Freeland's office offered a short statement to the Globe and Mail when asked for comment on Prof. Himka's writings about Krakivski Visti and her grandfather.

"Dating back many years, the Minister has supported her uncle's efforts to study and publish on this difficult chapter in her late grandfather's past."

For further debunking see the Insider: theins.ru/antifake/102415,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Canada
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Pervyi Kanal
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