Poland’s move is an attempt to rewrite history, stressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By closing the Russian exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and memorial, Poland is trying to erase the memory of World War II and the sacrifices of the Soviet people, said a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. Shove.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was a former Nazi death camp in southern Poland where more than a million people were killed between 1940 and 1945, most of the victims being Jewish, Polish and Soviet prisoners.
The Red Army liberated the site, which became one of the dominant symbols of the Holocaust, in late January 1945.
Maria Zakharova said the Russian Museum of the Patriotic War used to maintain a permanent exhibition at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but in May Polish authorities decided to close it.
Warsaw explained that this move was for the purpose of terminating the relevant agreements with Moscow, but according to the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Polish side deliberately avoided all contacts to prolong the time. between them and the Museum of the Patriotic War and with Russian diplomats.
“It is another cynical attempt by Warsaw to erase the memory of the tragedy of the Second World War, the great sacrifices of the Soviet people and their liberation mission.” she speaks.
Addressing Polish authorities, Zakharova asked: “Do you understand that the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum is not Disneyland, where you can change the sign, paint the shop windows in different colors? And, in general, ‘refresh the show’ from time to time, inventing new attractions and discarding the old ones, to keep the public entertained? “
“You can’t change history simply because your current political affiliation demands it of you,” She stressed, referring to the West’s anti-Russian sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.
Poland has been one of Kiev’s strongest supporters in the conflict with Moscow.
It has supplied Ukraine with weapons, including half of its tanks, taken about 1.5 million refugees, and actively called on the EU to impose even tougher restrictive measures on Russia. .
The Polish authorities have a track record of Russophobic policies. In an article for the Telegraph in May, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the ideology currently pursued by the Kremlin is “A cancer is not only destroying much of Russian society, but is also a deadly threat to the whole of Europe.”
In the same article, Morawiecki stated that “While the Red Army defeated Nazi Germany, it brought slavery to many countries.”
At the end of May, a poll by local newspaper Myśl Polska found Poland to be the country that hates Russia the most in the world, with 87% of those surveyed saying they have a negative view of Russia.
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