The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday called for the suspension of a Polish historian who wrote that Jews were also to blame for the Holocaust, weeks ahead of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 70th anniversary.
The leading Jewish human rights group, which tracks down Nazi war criminals, demanded the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) “suspend antisemitic member” Professor Krzysztof Jasiewicz who insisted that during the Holocaust, “Jews themselves participated in the murder of their own people…” in a recent article.
“The Academy’s august reputation had, last week, been stained with the dark scourge of antisemitism,” Dr. Shimon Samuels, the center’s director for International Relations, wrote in a letter addressed to PAN head Michal Kleiber and quoted in a Monday press release.
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