Poland drops case of Holocaust scholar who said Poles killed Jews

Prosecutors in southern Poland have dropped a case over claims made by Holocaust scholar Jan Tomasz Gross that Poles killed more Jews than they killed Germans during World War II.

In this April 13, 2016 picture, Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross speaks to The Associated Press in Warsaw, Poland. (AP/Alik Keplicz,file)

Gross’s claim in a 2015 article upset many and a probe was subsequently launched into whether the historian insulted the Polish nation.

Prosecutors in Katowice say that the evidence gathered offers no clear guidance.

The case against Gross, now a retired Princeton University professor, raised questions about the commitment by Poland’s ruling right-wing Law and Justice party to freedom of research and scholarship.

— AP

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