DISINFO: Polish Home Army was cooperating with the Nazis and got rich from the concentration camps
  • Outlet: ren.tv (archived)* news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 27, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • Countries / regions discussed: Poland, Russia
Holocaust Historical revisionism WWII

DISINFO: Polish Home Army was cooperating with the Nazis and got rich from the concentration camps


The [Polish] Home Army was subordinated to the “Polish government in exile” and positioned itself as a “anti-fascist force”. The truth is that there are no records on any larger combat between this unit and the Germans. But they had no problems stomaching cooperation with the Nazis and get rich from the killings of inmates in Nazi concentration camps.


This message is a part of the ongoing Russian information campaign against Poland, which includes the spread of such false messages alleging that Poland was responsible for WWII and the Holocaust. See other examples of Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue such as 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 and the shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.


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