Old Town Warsaw. © Sergii Figurnyi/Fotolia
“Were this an isolated case, it might be understood differently than what in fact it is: part of a much wider effort of the Polish government and active elements of Polish society to silence the legitimate work of Holocaust scholarship in favor of protecting the supposed interests of the Polish state for which the narrative of Polish innocence during the Holocaust plays an important role. The present case must be seen as part of that larger effort,” write Brent and Grabowski in Tablet
. Jonathan Brent is the executive director of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Visiting Alger Hiss Professor of History and Literature at Bard College.