Disinfo: The Polish society is being prepared for absolving the Nazis

Summary

The publication of the book [“Mein Kampf. Critical edition”] is a promotion of totalitarianism and the next step to prepare the Polish society to absolve the Nazis and to undermine the results of the Nuremberg Tribunal. This book was published without any objections from the Polish authorities.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. It accuses Poland of the “falsification and rewriting” of its history – sometimes, Poland is presented as a supporter of Nazi ideology.

In January 2021, a large Polish publishing house “Bellona” published the book “Mein Kampf. Critical Edition”. This book was written and translated by a Polish historian and political scientist Dr. Eugeniusz Król, a specialist on the history of National-Socialist propaganda in Germany. The book presents a scientific overview of the Mein Kampf, containing its Polish translation with numerous historical comments. According to the words of Dr. Król, at the present moment, the Hitler’s book is a warning to next generations about the risk of a quick dismantling of a democratic system and emergence of totalitarianism, as it happened in Germany in 1930s. The editors and the author of the book underline the anti-Nazi and anti-totalitarian character of their publication. In other words, the publication of the Critical Edition of the Mein Kampf in Poland has purely scientific, historical and anti-Nazi character.

See other cases promoting the message that Poland has “sympathy” to Nazis: The Polish authorities systematically rewrite history, absolving the Nazis, the Third Reich and Hitler of their sins; Poland rewrites history erasing the names of Polish soldiers, who fought against Nazism and Poland uses Russia as its external enemy, presenting it worse than the German Nazis.

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  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, Germany
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, WWII, Adolf Hitler, Nazi/Fascist
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