22 Nov 2018

Polish government accused of ‘cultural purge’ in World War museum row


The Polish Government has found itself accused of a ‘Cultural Purge’ after the boss of the country’s World War II Museum was sacked.

It wants a public gallery with a more black and white; less morally ambiguous take on Poland’s role in WWII. In the first case of its kind, the ousted director is suing.

In Poland and indeed across Europe this case is being seen as the frontline in the continent’s new ‘Culture Wars’.

Paraic O’Brien reports from Gdansk.