Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross said Poland’s new stance on dissociating itself from the Holocaust is “a step back to the dark ages of anti-Semitism,” while he decried other anti-democratic policies adopted by the new Polish government.

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Antoni Macierewicz

The Anti-Defamation League, a New York-based Jewish rights group, has called on Poland's new prime minister to reconsider the appointment of the country's new defense minister unless he publicly recants an anti-Jewish remark from 13 years ago.

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Auschwithz

Museum staff at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Poland placed mist showers at the entrance in an attempt to alleviate visitors' discomfort from the summer heat, but their goodwill was perceived by some as offensive.

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Polish and Jewish youths remove painted swastikas from desecrated gravestones

The city of Olkusz in southern Poland has decided to set up security at its Jewish cemetery and build a high wall around the site following vandalism and anti-Semitic graffiti that defaced headstones.

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Girl Stands Outside Auschwitz Holding Israel Flag

A photo was taken of a girl holding an Israeli flag outside of the entrance to Auschwitz. Facebook flagged it as "insensitive" but has since apologized.

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The world collectively paused to honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day, but shocking questions over the relevance of the Holocaust today make the challenge of spreading awareness even more important.

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