Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on January 27 invited the President of Poland Andrzej Duda to come to Israel for the normalization of bilateral relations after a period of tension that arose in the debate about the role of Poland in the Second world war.
Rivlin spoke at a memorial event in the South of Poland in connection with 75-th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet red army Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz (Auschwitz-Birkenau).
Rivlin said that the centuries-old relationship between poles and Jews facing the future and relies on the unwavering commitment of memory about the facts of the past history.
Relations between Poland and Israel remained cordial since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tensions arose in 2018, when the Polish authorities temporarily enacted a law that qualified as a crime any statement about the responsibility of Poland for the criminal acts of the Nazis.
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Examples of the participation of the poles in the persecution of Jews, though admit, but remain highly sensitive topic this large, Eastern European country. The poles are proud that many of their sootechetsvennikov risked their lives to save Jews during the Second world war.
Israel will always remember and honor the memory of those more than 7 thousands of poles who risked themselves to save Jews, said Rivlin. It is however noticed that these people were not enough, Germany has received considerable assistance in carrying out its lethal policy in the European countries.
last week, the players have decided not to participate in commemorative ceremonies in Jerusalem, dedicated to the liberation of Auschwitz. He lamented the fact that he had not received the opportunity to address the attendees, despite the fact that such opportunity was given to representatives of Russia, France, UK, USA and Germany.
Polish authorities were also disappointed by the comments of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, made in December. The Russian leader said that Poland shares the responsibility for the war.
Reuven Rivlin on January 27, said, addressing the audience at the former concentration camp that he invites him to Jerusalem to “discussions that will strengthen cooperation between the two countries”. Let’s leave history to historians, Rivlin declared on January 27.