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Poland is not a country of anti-Semitism, PM tells US audience

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Paweł Kononczuk 18.04.2019 13:19
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said during a visit to the United States that he does not “see such a problem as anti-Semitism in Poland.”
PM Mateusz Morawiecki in New York on Wednesday.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki in New York on Wednesday. PAP/Radek Pietruszka

During a debate at New York University on Wednesday, Morawiecki also said none of the Jews who survived the Holocaust on German-occupied Polish territory in World War II could have done so without the help of a Pole.

He was speaking during a two-day visit to the United States that started on Tuesday.

At New York University, Morawiecki told an audience of listeners: “I don’t see such a problem as anti-Semitism in Poland. On a margin in every society there is such a problem. But I don’t see this today in Poland.”

Anti-Semitic incidents in Poland falling: PM

Morawiecki cited a report from a Brussels think tank that he said showed Poland was one of a few countries with a significant decline in anti-Semitic incidents. Meanwhile, in France or Germany, the number of such incidents is increasing, he said, cited by Poland’s wpolityce.pl website.

He added that Poland had invested heavily in Polish-Israeli and Polish-Jewish friendship. These relations were in good shape and improving, he added, as cited by wpolityce.pl.

Morawiecki also said, quoted by wpolityce.pl, that according to estimates, some 300,000 Jews survived the Nazi German Holocaust on lands that before the war were part of Poland and found themselves under German occupation.

“None of those Jews could have been saved without the help of a Pole,” he added.


Source: IAR/Polish Radio/wpolityce.pl

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