the President of Poland Andrzej Duda is not going to participate in World Holocaust Forum in Israel because of the presence on it of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. This writes one of the largest Polish editions of Gazeta Wyborcza.
the Recent statement of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the fact that Adolf Hitler proposed in 1938 to deport the Jews to Africa and the Polish Ambassador to Germany Jozef Lipski agreed, offering to give him a monument for it, has caused extreme indignation of the Polish authorities. On Saturday Russian Ambassador in Warsaw Sergey Andreev told RIA Novosti that after the speech the Russian President he was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Poland.
meanwhile, the presidents of France, Germany and Italy confirmed their arrival on the World Holocaust Forum.
According to the publication, to the Polish side, the problem lies in the fact that “the celebration in Israel organised with the participation of the head of the Israeli foreign Minister Israel Katz”.
Katz had earlier said that poles “imbibed anti-Semitism with mother’s milk”.
the President of Russia has confirmed plans to visit Israel on the occasion of Day of memory of victims of the Holocaust in mid-January.
the international day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust marked on 27 January – the day of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp “Auschwitz-Birkenau”.