Poland to demand apology over FBI chief’s Holocaust comments

The US ambassador in Warsaw will be summoned to explain the remarks of FBI Director James Comey in the Washington Post decrying Poland’s complicity in the extermination of the Jews during the Holocaust, the Polish Foreign Ministry says.

According to Reuters, Poland’s ambassador to the US says Comey’s comments are “unacceptable,” and says he sent a letter “protesting the falsification of history, especially … accusing Poles of perpetuating crimes which not only they did not commit, but which they themselves were victims of.”

A Foreign Ministry spokesman says Poland will demand an apology from the US envoy during the meeting.

In his column, Comey wrote: “In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn’t do something evil. They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do. That’s what people do. And that should truly frighten us.”

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