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Fears for Polish Holocaust research as historians ordered to apologise

Court tells professors to apologise to 81-year-old woman who claims they defamed her late uncle

A Warsaw court has ordered two prominent historians to apologise to an elderly woman who claimed they had defamed her late uncle, in a case seen as critical to independent Holocaust research in Poland.

Prof Jan Grabowski of the University of Ottawa and Prof Barbara Engelking of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research were accused of defaming Edward Malinowski, a wartime mayor, by suggesting he gave up Jews to Nazi Germans.

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