Amid a burgeoning dispute between Poland and Israel over the Holocaust, Malcolm Turnbull has been right to put Australia firmly in the forefront of countries pledging to do all they can to help ensure such unmitigated horror never occurs again. The hardline nationalist government in Warsaw insists its new law criminalising any reference to “Polish death camps” during World War II is no more than an attempt to ensure they are seen as German Nazi extermination centres in occupied Poland in which Poles played no part. It claims none of the Poles were Nazi collaborators, and that anyone who raises any doubt should be jailed.


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