“The prosecution of researchers and journalists who deal with Polish involvement in the Holocaust constitutes a “real threat to academic and press freedom,” says the museum”

JNS
Yad Vashem ‘deeply disturbed’ by Polish court verdict in Holocaust libel case
February 14, 2021

Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center said on Thursday that it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a Polish court’s recent ruling in a libel case involving the alleged wartime actions of Edward Malinowski, the former mayor of Malinowo, Poland. On Tuesday, the court ordered professors Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking, the editors of “Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in Selected Counties of Occupied Poland,” to issue a retraction of their work and apologize to Malinowski’s niece, who initiated the libel suit. The two-volume study cites a Polish survivor as saying that Malinowski gave up Jews to the Nazis. READ MORE

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