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Polish Senate votes to outlaw claims Poles were complicit with Nazis

 The Auschwitz main gate.
The Auschwitz main gate. Photo: Omar Marques / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images

A new bill passed by Poland's Senate on Thursday would make it illegal to refer to concentration camps like Auschwitz, which was in Nazi-occupied Poland, as "Polish death camps," or to "accuse Poles of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany." CNN reports.

Why it matters: The bill is fiercely opposed by Israel, and the World Holocaust Remembrance Center has said it ignores "historical truths regarding the assistance the Germans received from the Polish population during the Holocaust."