Wasserman Schultz on Polish President Duda's Intent to Sign Holocaust Bill

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Washington, February 6, 2018 | comments
(Washington, D.C) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on Polish President Andrzej Duda’s stated intent to sign a bill that would make it illegal to accuse his nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust:

“I am deeply disappointed and dismayed by Polish President Duda’s announcement that he will sign a bill that seeks to bury the truth about the horrors of the Holocaust in Poland. When we say “Never Again,” we must know precisely what we seek to prevent from happening ever again. For that reason, it is absolutely essential that we remember every horrific aspect of the Holocaust - even if it is uncomfortable - and acknowledge the full weight of responsibility. This reckoning is essential not to condemn anyone for the actions of their parents and grandparents, but to prevent the reoccurrence of atrocities by future generations who may be distant from the horrific actions of their ancestors. I sincerely hope that the Polish government, and all those tempted to shirk and ignore the burdens of the past, will reflect and reconsider this misguided and dangerous rewrite of our shared history.”
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