Poland parliament approves change to controversial holocaust law

Source: Al Jazeera News

Poland‘s parliament approved on Wednesday changes to a controversial bill that imposed fines and prescribed a maximum three-year sentence to anyone found guilty of ascribing “responsibility or co-responsibility to the Polish nation of state for crimes committed by the German Third Reich” during World War II.

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The measure adopted in the Sejm, Poland’s lower house of parliament, will remove the three-year sentence to allusions of crimes committed in Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil as “Polish” but will maintain fines for those found guilty of breaching the law.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the law “was and remains the battle for the truth during World War II and in the post-war period.”

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