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Some Jews hate Poles, US political scientist tells Polish daily

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Victoria Bieniek 16.02.2018 14:16
Some US and Israeli Jews hate Poles and Poland, American political scientist and author of The Holocaust Industry Norman Finkelstein has said, according to Poland's Super Express daily.

In an interview for Super Express, Finkelstein was cited as saying that many Jews also hated Germany but that the hatred was different because Jews feel superior to Poles, but not Germans.

Finkelstein also claimed that Jewish politicians' reaction to Poland's new Holocaust speech law was a show and that they do not really care about the law, Super Express said.

The paper also quoted Finkelstein as saying that Israeli politicians felt they should have a strong reaction to the Polish law because it would be to their advantage.

Poland's president recently signed into law new rules which could mean a jail term for anyone who accuses Poland of being complicit in Nazi German crimes during World War II.

In Poland, the planned new law is seen as a way of fighting the use of the phrase “Polish death camps”, which implies Poland's involvement in the Holocaust.

Poland has long fought the use of such phrases, which have appeared in foreign media in relation to Nazi German-run extermination camps located in occupied Polish territory during World War II.

But commentators have said that Israel is concerned that the new law could mean penalties for anyone who criticises individual Poles' role in the Holocaust.

The Polish government has stressed that the law will not affect academic research or artistic expression.

Public broadcaster Polish Radio has launched a new website, GermanDeathCamps.info, aimed at debunking misconceptions about Poland’s role in the Holocaust. (vb/pk)

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