‘It is not right that the amendment to the law on Institute of National Remembrance was made on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day and election campaign in Israel’, Duda said.
He also claimed that the legislation of Poland is its private issue and ‘nobody can dictate us what to do’.
‘We demand respect to the historical truth, including the correct terminology. I will not allow denigrating the good name of Poland’, Duda said.
Also, the President of Poland belies that the US froze all meetings with the Polish governance due to the scandalous law.
‘It would be strange if our relations with the US deteriorated only due to one law’, he added.
As we reported the law on Institute of National Remembrance of Poland that extends the authorities of the establishment in the investigation of the crimes committed against the Poles came into force in Poland on March 1.
They stipulate criminal responsibility for denial of the Volyn Massacre of the 1940s and forbid the propaganda of the 'Banderite ideology'.
It also provides the criminal penalty for public accusations of Poland of crimes during Holocaust, of helping Nazi Germany, of military crimes or crimes against humanity. The bill forbids to use the combination of words “Polish death camp” when describing concentration camps that were on the territory of Poland. Any citizen of the country, including foreigners that breached the law will have to pay a fine or imprisoned for up to three years.