In Poland, a well-meaning commemoration of Warsaw Ghetto uprising
Poland clearly acted properly in seeking to commemorate this seminal event. But it's not clear that a mass festival, a grand public relations exercise, was the appropriate way to do so.
The Poles had the best of intentions when they planned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Hundreds of journalists from all over the world (including this one) were invited to the events, which began Thursday in the Polish capital. Their trips were funded by the Polish taxpayer; they were lodged in grand hotels; they even received 20 euros a day in pocket money.