History is being re-written before our eyes. The Hitler-Pilsudski Pact, signed in 1934, about Warsaw efforts to divide the USSR together with Germany, about the division of Czechoslovakia and the Polish refusal to allow the Red Army to pass through its territory has somehow been forgotten about. The minds of the Polish authorities have been overtaken by Russophobic hysteria and historical arrogance. The recent statements of Polish politicians cause astonishment and indignation.
The largest portion of Jewish people in Europe was exterminated in Poland, and it’s no coincidence. Hundreds of concentration camps were located in this country. In many aspects, this situation was caused by the pre-war atmosphere in Poland and its government’s position which stoked anti-Semitic sentiment in society, creating fertile ground for the subsequent genocide and the Holocaust. The current Polish authorities should apologise to the Jews and the entire world for what happened in Poland during the pre-war years.
This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and part of the ongoing disinformation attack from Russia on Poland. This statement goes against all historical facts and opinions of mainstream historians concerning the history of the Holocaust.
The Auschwitz Museum reacted to this statement with an appeal to Vyacheslav Volodin to consult a set of online lessons dedicated to the complicated history of the Holocaust in order to prevent shameful falsifying and distortion of history. The authorities of Nazi Germany were responsible for the Holocaust and the functioning of the German concentration camps constructed on the territory of the occupied Polish state. The German authorities continue to underline the responsibility of their country for the extermination of Jews and other peoples during WWII.
Poland has the highest number of Righteous Among the Nations (people saving Jews from Nazis) in the world.
See other examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning Poland such as the Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact thwarted the UK’s expansionist plans in Europe, The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not violate the rights of the Polish state, The shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.