ACN - 101321555 Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

Resource Library

Research Ethics MonthlyAbout Us

ResourcesResearch IntegrityHistorians Blast Polish Law on Nazi-Era Scholarship – Inside Higher Ed (Scott Jaschik | February 2018)

Australasian Human Research Ethics Consultancy Services Pty Ltd (AHRECS)

Historians Blast Polish Law on Nazi-Era Scholarship – Inside Higher Ed (Scott Jaschik | February 2018)

Published/Released on February 12, 2018 | Posted by Admin on February 17, 2018 / , ,
 


View full details | Go to resource


This isn’t the first time in the last twelve months that politicians have used their position to dismiss scientific or historical evidence, but the parallels to the time period in question are very troubling.

The American Historical Association has condemned a new law in Poland that makes it a crime to write or speak “publicly and contrary to the facts, that the Polish Nation or the Republic of Poland is responsible or co-responsible for Nazi crimes committed by the Third Reich.” Many prominent scholars have written over the years that while some Polish citizens and leaders fought the Nazis, others helped them. The AHA has already has expressed concern to the Polish government about Jan T. Gross, a professor of history at Princeton University, who was facing a libel investigation from Polish authorities for publishing historical accounts of Poles killing Jews during World War II. The new statement from the AHA quotes from a letter sent about the Gross case, which noted the movement to enact the legislation that has now become law.

Read the rest of this news  item



Resources Menu

Research Integrity


Human Research Ethics