Following a meeting of the Cabinet Council, President Andrzej Duda told reporters that his decision not to travel to Jerusalem was motivated by the decision of the organizers not to include an address by the President of Poland, the country of origin of most of the victims of the Holocaust.
“Three million Polish Jews, Polish citizens were the victims of the holocaust that accounted for 6 million in Europe,” said President Duda, adding, “This shows how huge the loss was for the Polish state and society.”
The president felt that the refusal to grant him a voice at the commemoration in Jerusalem was contrary not only to Polish interests but also to the memory of those Poles who had saved Jews and to the history of the Second World War.
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