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Poland to continue Holocaust education

Poland’s foreign minister dispelled a rumor among Jewish groups that Holocaust education would be curtailed in Poland.

During a visit to Washington, Anna Fotyga told American Jewish leaders that Education Minister Roman Giertych had assured her that no such plan was in place.

Fotyga gave a 40-minute briefing to the American Jewish Committee, Claims Conference, Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith, NCSJ, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Some Jewish groups had heard that Holocaust education would be canceled as part of Giertych’s plan to introduce a more “patrioticâ€? curriculum in Polish schools.

Giertych heads the League of Polish Families, a party that has been accused of fostering anti-Semitism and that joined the government coalition as a junior partner in late April