Katarzyna Markusz was questioned on suspicion of violating a law against defaming the country after an anonymous complaint about an article from 2020. She faces up to 3 years in jail.
Polish police are probing a local journalist who wrote last year about Polish complicity in the Holocaust.
Katarzyna Markusz, who runs the Jewish.pl website and writes for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, was questioned last Thursday on suspicion that she violated Article 133 of the Polish constitution, which subjects those who “publicly insults the Nation or the Republic of Poland” to up to three years in prison.
An anonymous complaint was filed against Markusz, which led to her detention and interrogation, according to Oko.press.
In October, 2020, Markusz wrote in an article: “Will we live to see the day when the Polish authorities also admit that hostility toward Jews was widespread among Poles, and that Polish complicity in the Holocaust is a historical fact?
“The steadfastness, hospitality, bravery, and nobility of Poles and, of course, the allegedly enormous help given to Jews during and immediately after the war, is one of those fictions that have been fed to us by Polish politicians for many decades,” she added, according to a translation from the Algemeiner news site.
Markusz told Oko.press after her questioning at a Warsaw police station that cops had asked her whether she had intended to “offend the Polish nation” with her article. She responded that this was not her intention.
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