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Poland Passes Bill Criminalizing Claims Of Its Complicity In The Holocaust

The Nazis established some of the most notorious extermination camps of the Holocaust on Polish soil — including Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Is it an attempt to preserve the Polish name from wanton historical slander, or a reckless attempt to erase an uncomfortable part of Poland's past?

A bill passed by the country's Senate Thursday less than a week after the lower chamber did the same, has been described in vastly varying terms — though the terms the bill itself bans are quite clear: It would be illegal — and punishable by up to three years in prison — to claim

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