An organisation run by a student who called Jews “communists” and “Bolsheviks” at a Hanukkah party that featured Poland’s chief rabbi will be given $50,000 by the Polish government.
Last week, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily published the pictures from 2007 of Greniuch extending his right arm in a gesture similar to the Nazi salute during a meeting of the far-right ONR group. which
Last week, a 19th century tombstone at the Jewish cemetery in Tarnowskie Gory, near Krakow, was defaced with red spray paint.
Poland was home to one of the world's biggest Jewish communities until it was almost entirely wiped out during World War Two.
Poland’s ruling party took a stand on Wednesday against a far-right push to stop the restitution of property owned by Jews and others before the Holocaust.
"President Duda never said that 'Israel is responsible for recent antisemitic attacks in Poland," his spokesperson said.
Under Polish law, a person can be jailed for up to three years for publicly insulting a group of people because of their national, ethnic, racial or religious affiliation.
The Association of Jewish Religious Communities has appealed to Polish politicians to “abandon hate speech towards Jews.”
The ruling Law and Justice Party views Poland as a victim of World War II, and that therefore Poland should not be required to pay damages to other victims.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Poles were the most murdered victims during WWII, due to which they will never pay any sort of compensation.