Poland’s Senate approves contentious Holocaust bill

Feb 01, 2018, 5:54 AM EST
Poland's President Andrzej Duda is due to sign the bill into law.
(Source: Presidencia de la República Mexicana/flickr)

In a move that risks diplomatic friction with the U.S. and Israel, Poland’s Senate on Thursday approved a controversial legislation that makes it illegal to attribute crimes of Nazi Germany to Poles.

The bill, due to be signed by the president, sets fines or a maximum of three-year jail terms on accusing the Polish state or its people of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust, writes the BBC.

Irked by the proposed law, Israel slammed Poland for its attempt at changing the history and whitewashing the role of Poles in slaughtering the Jews during the Second World War, notes The Guardian.