Yehuda Bauer Decries Israel’s Approval of Polish Censorship of Holocaust Information as “Betrayal, Betrayal, Betrayal…,” and also Calls Israel’s Failure to Recognize the Armenian Genocide a “Betrayal”

Professor Yehuda Bauer, doyen of Holocaust studies in the world, who is academic advisor to Yad Vashem said in a radio interview about Poland’s newly announced position of suspending criminal penalties in a law that criminalized blaming Poles for Nazi crimes, that Yad Vashem/Israel’s approval of the correction “borders on betrayal”

Bauer said about the Polish legislation itself that it constitutes “betrayal, betrayal, betrayal, betrayal of the great Polish liberals out there, truly wonderful people, who are telling the truth, who are investigating.”

He also used the occasion to weigh in on Israel’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide and described this failure also as a “betrayal.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (July 4, 2018). Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer slams Israel’s detante with Poland. JTA.