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Statement of the Institute of National Remembrance regarding the trailer of a computer game, published on YouTube

In connection with the YouTube publication of an animation promoting a computer game insulting with its content the good name and the dignity of the Polish Nation and the Republic of Poland - including scenes of shooting and murdering prisoners in a gas chamber in an extermination camp, in which the words "Polish concentration camps, where is the honour of this great Polish nation, where is your honour, Polish dogs" are uttered - acting pursuant to Art. 304 point 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the President of the Institute of National Remembrance has made a formal complaint with regard to the following criminal offences:

    •    the crime of insulting the Polish Nation or the Polish State pursuant to Art. 133 of  the Criminal Code; 

    •    propagating fascism or other totalitarian system, and public incitement to hatred on the basis of national differences pursuant to Art. 256 point 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code;

    •    publicly insulting a group of people because of its national and ethnic affiliation pursuant to Art. 257 of the Criminal Code.

For many years, Poles in the country and abroad have been facing an unfair, unjust and, above all, untrue phrase "Polish death camps" and accusations of Poles for their complicity in the Holocaust, which offends our dignity. The Institute of National Remembrance, upholding historical truth and national memory, has been consistently implementing an international campaign reminding and educating about extermination camps and concentration camps created by the Third German Reich on the territories of occupied Poland during the Second World War( https://truthaboutcamps.eu ).

As a response to false statements about the alleged Polish concentration camps, the Institute of National Remembrance makes available the database of the SS KL Auschwitz personnel in Polish, English and German at the same address (https://truthaboutcamps.eu/). The database includes 8.5 thousand names of SS-men employed in the camp from its founding to liquidation. This is the first and the fullest such list in Poland, made on the basis of available sources.

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