Poland: Prosecutor probes Holocaust historian who said Poles killed more Jews than GermansHistorians in the News
tags: Holocaust, Poland
A Polish prosecutor interrogated Jan Tomasz Gross, a Jewish historian who researched Polish complicity in the Holocaust.
Prosecutors are trying to determine whether Gross insulted the Polish nation by publishing an article in German newspaper “Die Welt” in which he said that Poles “had killed more Jews than the Germans” during World War II.
Gross, who is a Jewish Polish-born history professor based at Princeton University, was questioned for five hours Tuesday in the district attorney’s office in Katowice as a witness. His article was published by “Die Welt” in September 2015 and concerned the refugee issue and the lack of consent to their absorption by Poland.
The prosecutor’s office received almost 200 notifications of the accusation of a suspicion of committing the offense of insulting the Polish nation. It is punishable by to three years in prison.
The professor has not been charged with a crime. ...
comments powered by Disqus
- What Happened to the Plan to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?
- What Does Invoking The 25th Amendment Actually Look Like?
- Paul Allen’s team finds wreck of storied USS Helena, torpedoed in 1943
- Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering
- ‘One last time’: Barbara Bush had already faced a death more painful than her own
- Mary Beard cut from US version of “Civilisations"
- Timothy Garton Ash: "We have six months to foil Brexit. And here’s how we can do it.”
- Why the Pulitzer Prize committee keeps ignoring women’s history
- No, we're not reliving the 1960s, says Harvard historian Arne Westad
- 2018 Pulitzers in History, Biography and Nonfiction Go to ...