Public appeal of Polish intellectuals to reconsider the act on the Institute of National Remembrance

The intention behind this bill was to defend the good name of Poland, that much is clear. When Poles hear the words “Polish camps”, they assume, often overreacting, that they are being accused of being responsible for Auschwitz . This bill goes further than that – it assumes the Poles’ complete innocence, framing them as the only guiltless nation in Europe. This is not the way to reclaim Poland’s collective dignity. All is not yet lost. Legislators still have a chance to reconsider and we urgently call on them to do so.

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