A tour through the magical world of the Polish state television

Zur aktuellen Lage in Polen empfehle ich einen Artikel des Guardian:
…come with me on a tour through the magical world of the evening News programme on Polish state television (TVP).

We start on Sunday 14 June. The first item marks the 80th anniversary of the first deportation of Poles to Auschwitz in 1940. This is indeed a moment worthy of the most solemn remembrance. Too many people around the world forget that innocent and sometimes heroic Poles were the first prisoners in Auschwitz. But in the entire news item, lasting more than four minutes, the words ‘Jewish victims’ do not appear once. Instead, the head of the Institute of National Remembrance tells viewers: “That was the purpose of Auschwitz – that there would never be an independent Poland; to murder it.” No other groups of victims are mentioned until the footage of a memorial ceremony in Berlin, where the Polish ambassador to Germany says that from the moment of the creation of Auschwitz “we talk of the Holocaust”.

Man fasst es nicht. Zum Glück gibt es das Internet, um sich zu informieren… Einer der seltenen Momente, für die so genannten “öffentlich-rechtlichen Anstalten” in Deutschland dankbar zu sein. (Gut, wenn es um die Ukraine geht, gibt sich das Gefühl sehr schnell wieder.)

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