Head of Polish Institute Researching WWII Crimes Resigns After Nazi Salute Photo Surfaces

Ofer Aderet
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The recently appointed director of an institute researching Nazi and Communist war crimes in Poland resigned on Monday after a decade-old photograph surfaced that showed him raising his arm in a Nazi salute at a demonstration by members of an antisemitic and nationalist group.

The photograph of Tomasz Greniuch, the branch director of the Institute of National Remembrance in the Polish city of Wroclaw, was published last week in the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza and on social media, prompting widespread calls for his dismissal by officials from across the Polish political spectrum.

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