Nazi-saluting historian with far-right ties resigns as regional director of Polish institute tasked with probing Holocaust crimes

After weeks

After weeks of public pressure, a former member of a Polish far-right group has lost his job as regional head of a powerful government agency tasked with – among other things – investigating Nazi crimes against Poland.

Tomasz Greniuch, a historian by training, has resigned his position as regional director of Poland’s influential Institute of National Remembrance (IPN). It came on Monday after weeks of pressure from politicians, activists and public figures, who saw him as an extremely inappropriate choice to hold the position given his past ties to the far-right.

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