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Why Poland’s Holocaust Bill Will Backfire

Efforts to protect the good name of Poland by criminalizing speech are backfiring. Rather than leading to more accurate statements about responsibility for the Holocaust, the draft amendment is having the opposite effect. The very statements that the bill is intended to ban and punish are being stated and restated across the globe in ever more extreme forms. The result is distortions of history on all sides.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Read more: https://forward.com/scribe/393818/why-polands-holocaust-bill-will-backfire/

2018-02-18T15:40:15+00:00