Poland: Nationalists march against US law

Warsaw: Thousands of Polish nationalists took to streets on Saturday (local time) to protest against a US law that demands compensation for Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protesters, including various far-right groups and their supporters, marched to the Embassy of United States in Warsaw and chanted that Washington has no right to interfere in Polish affairs.

Protestors also claimed that the US government is putting “Jewish interests” ahead of the interests of Poland, The Times of Israel reported. Protesters targeted the US law S. 447, also known as the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (or JUST) Act, signed into law by President Donald Trump last year.

The law requires the State Department to report to Congress on the state of restitution of Jewish property stolen in the Holocaust in dozens of countries. Protestors said it is not fair to ask Poland, one of the victims of the Holocaust during World War II, to compensate Jewish victims when the country itself had never received adequate compensation from Germany.

(To download our E-paper please click here. The publishers permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal