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POLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 114A1: tabled on 12 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Winnick on 11 July 2001. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

at end add 'despite the efforts of heroic individual Poles who risked their own and their families' lives by sheltering Jewish friends and hiding them from the Nazi killers.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses its disappointment that Cardinal Jozef Glemp did not attend the ceremony at which the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, apologised for the killing by Poles of the entire Jewish population, numbering some 1600, of Jedwabne in July 1941; also expresses its contempt for the local priest, Orlowski, who dismissed the apology as 'holocaust business'; and strongly hopes that the stand taken by the Polish President will help Poland finally to rid itself of its anti-semitic obsessions and prejudices which made it that much easier for the Nazis to carry out their own atrocities involving the murder of millions.