Polish embassy corrects US reporter over WWII reference
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish embassy in Washington has stepped in after an American journalist misrepresented historical facts in a report that drew criticism in Warsaw.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; photo from Jürgen Stroop's report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943; National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
While reporting from the Polish capital on Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell, a foreign affairs correspondent for the MSNBC television network, suggested that a World War II-era uprising by Jews in the Warsaw ghetto was staged against “the Polish and Nazi regime.”
The Polish embassy corrected Mitchell in a tweet to say that “the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was a heroic act against the German Nazis who established the ghetto and carried out the Holocaust.”
The Polish embassy also said that during WWII “Poland was attacked and occupied by the German Nazi regime.”
Foreign ministers and senior officials from more than 60 countries, among them US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have flocked to Warsaw for a high-profile conference to discuss the Middle East on Wednesday and Thursday.
Source: IAR, Twitter