Polish President Will Sign Holocaust Law
Polish President Andrzej Duda said Tuesday he will sign a law that would make it a crime to suggest Poles share the blame for Nazi crimes during the Holocaust.
The law orders jail time or fines on anyone calling the Nazi murder of Jews during World War II a "Polish crime," or Nazi death camps "Polish death camps." Some of the worst Nazi crimes were committed in Poland.
Duda said he will also ask Poland's constitutional court for an opinion on the law.
Duda had called Poland a victim of Nazi terror, saying six million Poles and three million Jews were murdered by the German. He agreed that some "wicked" Poles helped the Nazis, but others, including Poland's exiled wartime government, resisted Hitler's terror.
Israeli officials have voiced strong objections to the law, saying it is rewriting history.
Poland has canceled Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett's Wednesday visit this week because of his recent statement about the law.
"The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it," Bennett said Monday, adding that the government of Poland canceled the visit because he spoke of "the crime of its people. He also said he was "honored."
Bennett would have been the first senior Israeli official to meet with Polish officials since the controversy over the new law started last week.
Bennett said only a small number of Poles risked their lives to save Jews during the war.
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波兰总统安杰伊·杜达（Andrzej Duda）称，他将在周二签署一份法案，该法案规定，将任何认为波兰应为纳粹大屠杀暴行承担责任的言行定为犯罪 。
该法案还规定，对于将二战期间德国纳粹屠杀犹太人的行为称作“波兰罪行”或将“纳粹集中营”称为“波兰集中营”的人将处以监禁或罚款 。其中一些最残暴的纳粹罪行是在波兰犯下的 。
杜达称，波兰也是纳粹恐怖主义的受害者，他还表示，600万名波兰人和300万名犹太人遭到德国纳粹杀害 。他承认，一些“邪恶”的波兰人的确为纳粹提供帮助，但其他波兰人包括流亡的战时政府都抵制希特勒的暴行 。
近日，以色列教育部长纳夫塔利·贝内特（Naftali Bennett）对该法案发表了声明，因此被波兰政府取消了原定于周三的访问 。
周一，贝内特称:“大地之下，波兰犹太人的鲜血仍哭泣不止，没有法律能让他们安息 。”他还指出，因为他提及“波兰人民的罪行”，所以波兰政府取消了这次访问 。他还表示，自己“十分荣幸” 。