Poland will not allow "research" Holocaust
February 17, 2006
Poland's Foreign Minister Stefan Meller on
Friday ruled out allowing any Iranian researchers to
examine the scale of the Holocaust committed by the
German Nazis on Polish soil during World War Two.
Meller's remarks came after repeated denials of the Jewish Holocaust by Iranian
officials and their suggestions that more research is needed to establish the
truth about what happened to European Jews.
"Under no circumstances
we should allow something like that to take place in
Poland," Meller told Polish news agency PAP. "It
goes beyond all imaginable norms to question, even
discuss or negotiate the issue."
Polish daily Rzeczpospolita
reported on Friday that Iran wants to send researchers
to Poland to examine the scale of the Nazi crimes during
Some 6 million Jews perished
in the Holocaust, with an estimated 1.1 million killed
in gas chambers at Auschwitz- Birkenau, a death camp
set up in German-occupied Poland.
Last week Iran's ambassador to Lisbon, who in the past
served as a diplomat in Poland, said in an interview
on Portuguese radio that according to his calculations
based on a visit to the camp, now a museum, it would
have taken the Nazis 15 years to burn the corpses of
6 million people