The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia discuss 'the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.'
Poland is trying to hide its culpability in the deaths of thousands of Jews during World War II as Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross faces up to three years in prison over his claim that more Jews than Germans were killed by Poles.
Historians say the existence of the train, which is said to have gone missing in May 1945, has never been conclusively proven. Polish authorities nonetheless have seemed eager to pursue any chance of recovering its supposed treasures.
Poland's President, Andrzej Duda, strongly condemned all forms of racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism as he led commemorations Monday marking the 70th anniversary of a massacre of Jews after World War II.
Princeton professor Jan Tomasz Gross said Poland's new stance on dissociating itself from the Holocaust is "a step back to the dark ages of anti-Semitism," while he decried other anti-democratic policies adopted by the new Polish government.
Treblinka holds a notorious place in history as nearly all Jews brought there were immediately killed. After a prisoner revolt in the camp, Samuel Willenberg managed to escape and lived to tell the truth about the Nazi attempt to exterminate the Jews as well as Polish complicity in the Holocaust.