A far-right Polish activist is gathering with other nationalists outside the former Auschwitz death camp to protest Poland’s government.
The man, Piotr Rybak, and about 45 others carrying the national flag hope to enter the Holocaust memorial site to place a wreath on the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp.
Rybak accuses the government of remembering only Jews and not murdered Poles in yearly observances at the memorial site.
That accusation is incorrect. The Auschwitz observances are inclusive and ecumenical, paying homage to all of the camp’s victims.
The incident comes amid a surge of right-wing extremism in Poland.
Most of the 1.1 million people murdered by Nazi German forces at the camp during World War II were Jews. Other victims include Poles, Roma and Soviet prisoners of war.
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