Poland's "Holocaust Bill" - event joint with South Hampstead Synagogue

, 8.00pm
The De Laszlo Hall, Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SU

(Please note this is different to the JW3 event which is happening on March 26 and has sold out).

Poland recently passed a controversial Bill that would make it criminal to suggest Poles collaborated with the Nazis during the Holocaust.

Poland has the largest number of Righteous Gentiles of any country yet there is indesputable evidence that many Poles conspired to murder thousands of Jews.

The Bill made international headlines putting the community's small Jewish community in the spotlight of the world's press.

Why has the country passed this Bill now? Can a country be both a victim and a perpetrator? How has it impacted the local Jewish community?

Jonathan Ornstein has served as the executive director of the Jewish Community Centre of Krakow since its opening in 2008. The JCC now boasts more than 700 Jewish members, welcomes 10,000 visitors a month and has become one of Poland’s most visible signs of Jewish revival.

This is a joint event between South Hampstead Synagogue and World Jewish Relief. (Please note this is not the JW3 event which is happening on March 26 and has sold out).

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