Przypomnijmy: ś.p. dr Dariusz Ratajczak był wykładowcą na opublikował pamflet popularnonaukowy zatytułowany “Tematy Niebezpieczne”. Skandal roku: dr Dariusz Ratajczak i Tematy niebezpieczne. Front Cover. Dariusz Ratajczak. Infopress, – pages. The state-run University of Opole announced in early April that Dariusz into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne (“Dangerous Themes”).
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The verdict was criticized by some, including former victims of Nazi crimes, as too lenient. It is they who, deliberately, convert history into a handmaid of current political interests of equally morally and intellectually cheap ruling elites.
It is they, those good-for-nothing historians, who finish off history, which in their version ceases to be the carrier of truth, the mistress of life, the reason for national pride. Finally, it is they who decide which fact or historical figure to make prominent, and about which to keep silent to the death.
Eventually a three-judge panel in Opole upheld a lower court’s decision to drop proceedings against Ratajczak on the condition he refrain from similar offenses for one year.
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Ratajczak published copies of the book in March at his own expense. However, the court found that the book’s limited distribution was not damaging enough to warrant punishment. This article possibly contains inappropriate or misinterpreted citations that do not verify the text. It is to reach the truth. According to Ruth E.
At the University where he had taught, students signed petitions supporting him. Ratajczak was born in Opele, Upper Silesia, in November Dariusz Ratajczak was a Polish historian who was dismissed from his university teaching post, publicly vilified, and convicted of “Holocaust denial” for having published arguments and evidence that cast doubt on aspects of the familiar Holocaust story.
The court also noted that Ratajczak had distanced himself from revisionist views in a preface to the second edition of the book. With a child to support, his financial situation is precarious. The autopsy discovered that fatal alcohol poisoning was the cause of Ratajczak’s death. At his trial in mid-November, Ratajczak said that in his book he had merely summarized arguments of revisionist scholars who dispute Holocaust claims, and that views presented in his book do not necessarily reflect his own.
He appealed for an outright acquittal. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. He was survived by a son and a daughter.
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The sine qua non condition for practicing history, that is, freedom of speech, is already a past memory. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Although the cretinous Marxists are already gone, they have been adequately replaced with empty-headed, politically correct idiots, who are as numerous in Poland as in Australia.
Ratajczak’s book has been described as having involved the first serious case of Holocaust denial in Poland  though there have been other similar cases . Critics charged that Ratajczak’s book represented the first serious case of “Holocaust denial” in Niebezlieczne. Of course, they do it from the angle of current political usefulness.
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Retrieved 6 September In that year he was dismissed following the controversy about his book Dangerous Topicsin which he asserted that the gas chambers at Auschwitz were used only to delouse the prisoners. Ratajczak published copies of the book in March at his own expense. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Ratajczak was suspended from his teaching post after state prosecutors opened an investigation into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne “Dangerous Themes”.
While Ratajczak did not explicitly endorse these views, he did call Holocaust “eyewitness” testimony “useless,” and described establishment Holocaust writers as “followers of a religion of the Holocaust” who impose on others “a false image of the past.
In December a court in Opele found Ratajczak ratajczaj of violating Poland’s “Holocaust denial” law.