FBI Head's Remarks on Poland, Holocaust Spark Ire

FBI Director James Comey did not intend to suggest in an article last week that Poland was responsible for the Holocaust during World War II, a State Department spokeswoman said. Comey said in the article: "In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, an so many, many other places didn't do something evil. They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do." Poland's ambassador said Comey's remarks, implying Poland was complicit to the Nazi genocide, was "unacceptable." Spokeswoman Marie Harf said America "recognizes and admires the brave efforts of countless Poles, Hungarians, and others in occupied Europe in protecting their Jewish countrymen and women from Nazi genocide."

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