A Polish-language week, only Poland, was apparently spotted in the Polish parliament on Wednesday with a cover that offered to inform readers " how to see a Jew."
] Markers were listed as "Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, traits, methods of operation" and "disinformation activities."
The list of allegedly Jewish traits was accompanied on the cover of a headline reading "Attack on Poland at a Conference in Paris", a reference to a Holocaust conference in Paris last month. The article ran with a picture of Jan Gross, the Polish and Jewish Princeton teacher, who wrote "neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jeddah, Poland", the semantic text of a massacre of the Jewish people in Jedwabne by their non-Jewish neighbors. during the Nazi occupation in Poland. In 1996, Gross was the recipient of the Republic of Poland's profits; In 2012, the ruling party considered law and justice to remove him from the prize.
Gross did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"How to see a Jew" is extremely disturbing and horrible "Jonathan Ornstein, director of Krakow's Jewish community center, told The Washington Post." I don't think it necessarily represents the ordinary Polish thinking at all. It is an extreme publication, an extremely far right publication. "
" It's a completely marginal paper. Don't do it right, make it no less ugly, but it is a totally marginal paper, "echoed the policeman's top rabbi, Michael Schudrich.
" The concern is that you will hear from ordinary politicians [who are] condemn and say, This has no place in Poland, "Schudrich said." This happened yesterday. We need a little time to see how Polish officials will react. "
On Thursday, Andrzej Duda, President of Poland, said in a statement" Situations like this publication are absolutely marginal in Poland. Nevertheless, every one of them deserves condemnation, including that person. "
Andrzej Grzegrzolka, director of the Information Center for the Polish Parliament or Sejm, initially said that since the paper was sold in kiosks, the responsibility for regulating sales did not fall on the information center. He later relented and said that the Information Center would request that only Poland be removed from sets of journals delivered to Parliament.
"I believe that because of the special history here in Poland, things like [the Polish paper] are always enlarged, "Ornstein said.
Poland's collective historical memory of the treatment of Jewish people and Polish-Jewish relations has been fat problems in recent years.
In 2018, the Polish government supported a law that made it punishable by prison time to referring to Poles as complicated by Nazi atrocities that constituted an international outbreak, largely from Israeli and American lawmakers, later emigrated and removed prison conditions.
Thus, last month, Polish-Israeli relations were tested again when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misquoted on his return from a Middle East summit in Poland, saying that "the Poles" collaborated with Nazis during World War II. The paper quoting him, the Jerusalem Post, later added a correction to make it clear that Netanyahu intended to say "Poles", not "Poles".
But when Israel Katz, on his first day as Israeli foreign minister, reiterated that Poles cooperated with Nazis during World War II and quoted former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir by saying that the Poles "sucked anti-Semitism with their mother's milk." Poland withdrew from a summit between Israel and Visegrad four countries (the other three being the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) and the summit was replaced by bilateral meetings between Israel and the other three.