Resolution Condemns Polish Collaboration History Revision Law

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento) – Truth and historical accuracy are the focus the California Legislative Jewish Caucus' Assembly Joint Resolution 35. AJR 35 condemns a new law in Poland that makes it a crime to cite Polish cooperation with Nazi’s or mention individual participation in Nazi crimes despite the historical record of this collaboration. The law includes a punishment of up to three years in prison. “This is literally a law about telling the truth,” Assemblymember Levine, Chair of the Jewish Caucus, said to his fellow lawmakers as he presented AJR 35. “As the number of Holocaust survivors continues to decrease and anti-Semitism resurges, this resolution ensures California’s commitment to Holocaust education in order to prevent said rise in anti-Semitism in both the United States and Europe.” To see all of Assemblymember Levine’s comments, watch this Assembly Access video.