Polish Official: Israel ashamed of Jewish 'passivity' during holocaust

An adviser to Poland's president has said that Israel's reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland's actions during World War II stems from a "feeling of shame at the passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust."


Andrzej Zybertowicz, a Nicolaus Copernicus University sociology professor who also serves as a presidential adviser, said in an interview Friday that Israel's opposition to the new Polish law is "anti-Polish" and shows the Mideast country "clearly fighting to keep the monopoly on the Holocaust."


"Many Jews engaged in denunciation, collaboration during the war. I think Israel has still not worked it through," Zybertowicz said in the interview published in the Polska-The Times newspaper.