I think this issue is interesting. Altough all victims of WWII need to be remembered, the German initiative is dangerous to me because it's onesided.
"WARSAW, Aug 29 (AFP) - Poland's lower chamber Friday called on other European parliaments to show strict respect for historical truth, three days ahead of the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
"The Diet of the Polish Republic calls on the parliaments of the old continent and on the European Parliament to demonstrate particular respect for historical truth," says the appeal passed by the lower chamber.
The Polish deputies urged their European colleagues to "oppose any attempts to dilute the responsibilities for the outbreak of World War II, for the crimes and the enslavement of peoples during that war."
The call coincides with the announcement of a controversial plan to set up a center in Berlin to document the forced displacement of "German and European" populations.
Marek Borowski, speaker of the lower house, told the PAP news agency that Polish legislators following the issue "appreciated some of the ideas, but others raised our concern".
Launched by Germany's Federation of the Displaced (BdV) with support from Christian Democrat opposition leaders Angela Merkel and Edmund Stoiber, the project has drawn criticism from Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer.
Fischer warned against any attempt to "mitigate the historical faults" of Hitler's Third Reich.
More than five million Germans were expelled from their homes after the end of World War II when a chunk of formerly east German territory was transferred to Polish and Soviet control.
The Polish parliament's appeal came a day after a poll found that 57 percent of Poles considered that the German population suffered during World War II alongside the Jewish, gypsy and Polish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
Six million Poles, including three million Jews, were killed during World War II."