Israeli President Reuven Rivlin: Polish PM’s Comments Claiming Jewish Holocaust Perpetrators ‘A New Low’

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The Times of Israel reports: President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday slammed Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s comments that there were Jewish perpetrators in the Holocaust, calling them “a new low.”

The statement came as Israel continued to rage against Warsaw for Marowiecki’s comments a day earlier at the Munich Security Conference, weeks after Poland pushed through a law criminalizing blaming the Polish nation for Holocaust crimes that also angered Jerusalem. “Saying that our people collaborated with the Nazis is a new low,” Rivlin said, speaking at the opening evening of the Conference of Presidents’ of Major Jewish Organizations annual Israel leadership mission.

“Today, more than ever, we must work to educate the world, even some of its leaders about that dark time, the terrible crimes committed by the Nazis, and their supporters,” he said. Morawiecki exacerbated an ongoing dispute over the Polish Holocaust law by saying Saturday that “there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators.”

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