The Jewish diaspora ambassador was fired for trying to seduce Warsaw to keep Poland out of WWII’s time-long civil war.
A Polish ambassador accused of promoting Jewish relations around the world has been fired after criticizing his government’s handling of the Holocaust, the country’s foreign ministry said on Monday.
Jaroslaw Nowak, the foreign minister for foreign affairs, described the Holocaust speech law issued by his country’s ruling party as “stupid,” in an interview last week with Jewish News, a weekly newspaper in the United Kingdom.
Nowak also said that Poland should enact a law on restitution, a term that signifies increased opposition from the ruling authorities, which will soon law removing the opportunity to retaliate or retaliate against those who owned property seized by communism. Among the victims were survivors of the Holocaust and their successors.
Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau fired Nowak on Saturday, a spokesman for the ministry, Lukasz Jasina, announced on Twitter. He did not give a reason.
The rise came just days after Poland remembered their new ambassador to Prague after the ambassador criticized his country in talks – in this case, over Poland’s handling of a dispute with the Czech Republic over a state-owned coal mine.
Ambassador Miroslaw Jasinski spoke of “arrogance” on the Polish side, which a spokesman for the government called “extremely irresponsible”.
Nowak’s dismissal came after he told Jewish News that he believed the laws enacted in 2018 aimed at banning certain statements about Poland and the Holocaust “is one of the most absurd changes ever made by any law”.
The law seeks to address the claim that Poland, who was persecuted by Nazi Germany, he carried the responsibility for the Holocaust. The edict infuriated Israel, with many viewing it as an attempt to hide the fact that some Poles had actually killed Jews during the German occupation of Germany during World War II.
The law initially required him to serve up to three years in prison on the pretext that the charges were German and Polish. It was later amended to repeal the criminal code.
Last year, Poland enacted a law banning the repurchase of property confiscated by the Communist government, including Nazi survivors and their families.
The law also sparked a major embassy dispute with Israel, which has yet to be resolved.
Nowak said he believes that Poland, at one time, “must take action” in retaliation.
Nowak has been actively involved in the Polish-Jewish negotiations since the 1980s. He became the plenipotentiary to join the Jewish diaspora in July.