Kosciuszko Foundation Condemns Incident at Polish Parliament

The Kosciuszko Foundation strongly condemns the recent incident at the Polish parliament, where Grzegorz Braun, a far-right lawmaker, used a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles during annual celebrations.

It is disheartening to witness such acts, especially during festive celebrations, when Jewish community members, including children, gathered at the parliament for the annual Hanukkah ceremony.

“Acts of intolerance have no place in a society that aspires to uphold democratic values and human rights and go against the principles we advocate for. The Kosciuszko Foundation promotes ideals of acceptance and equality, values embodied by our namesake Tadeusz Kosciuszko. We believe in fostering a society that embraces diversity and respects religious traditions. Therefore, we categorically denounce all forms of hatred and discrimination that are becoming more visible in Poland, “said Marek Skulimowski, KF President and Executive Director.

In these challenging times, the Kosciuszko Foundation calls for unity and understanding among all communities. We extend our support to the Jewish community and wish them a safe and peaceful Hanukkah.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Marek Skulimowski

President and Executive Director

The Kosciuszko Foundation



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