Poland / 28-11-2006

Poland - Poles sue publisher of anti-Semitic texts


Ten well-known Polish intellectuals filed a lawsuit against Leszek Bubel, a major publisher of anti-Semitic tracts.  Signatories to the suit include former Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski and filmmaker Kazimierz Kuz, according to a recent report in the daily Gazeta Wyborcza. All of those who signed the complaint are non-Jews. Bubel has been prosecuted several times for promoting hatred of a racial group, but courts have acquitted him. The lawsuit, the first of its kind in Poland, contends that Bubel’s anti-Jewish campaigns “violate the public good” and are an act against all Polish citizens.