Polish lawmakers slam 1968 purge of Jews, praise protest

Ruling party and opposition come together for unprecedented, near-unanimous (424-3) vote to honor anti-communist protests and condemn communist-organized anti-Semitic purge.

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s lawmakers approved a resolution Tuesday to honor mass anti-communist protests that occurred 50 years ago and to condemn an anti-Semitic purge that ensued.

Both the right-wing ruling party and the opposition backed the resolution on the 1968 events in communist-ruled Poland. The lower house of parliament voted 424-3 with two abstentions to approve it.