“Tinkering with the historical narrative is nothing new in our country”,– said dr Datner, a historian, sociologist and Jewish community activist, in an interview for the “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” newspaper. In her opinion, the previous Polish governments were also investing in supporting the Polish historical narrative in the context of the Holocaust.

What sets the current administration apart is a more extensive scale of the effort. “The Polish state is always focused on one issue, on the Righteous. It is the only narrative that’s allowed”, she said. “We’re now seeing the public money used to falsify history with a claim that Poles, all Poles were helping Jews [during the Holocuast].