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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Noting that only copies of this self-published book had been issued, the court declared that it had caused only “negligible harm to society.

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In December a court in Opole Silesia found Ratajczak guilty of spreading revisionist views on the Holocaust, but the court did not punish him, saying that the book’s limited distribution was not damaging enough to warrant punishment under a Polish law that makes it a crime to publicly deny German wartime or Communist-era crimes.

As the title of the book suggests, Ratajczak understands the dangers of challenging such prevailing taboos. Ratajczak’s book has been described as having involved the first serious case of Holocaust denial in Poland [6] though there have been other similar cases [4]. Finally, it is they who decide which fact or historical figure to make gematy, and about which to keep silent to the death.

Gruber report, Dariusz Ratajczak, in his book Tematy Niebezpieczne “Dangerous Topics”appeared to agree with Holocaust denierswho claimed that for technical reasons it was not possible to kill millions of people in the Nazi gas chambersthat Zyklon B gas gematy used only for disinfecting, that there was no Nazi plan for the systematic murder of Jews and that a majority of Holocaust scholars “are adherents of a religion of the Holocaust”.

Stupidity is not picky about continents, it seems. A few thousand copies have been sold, Ratajczak reports.

Ratajczak published copies of the book in March at his own expense. The verdict was criticized by some, including former victims of Nazi crimes, as too lenient.

Striving after truth, a historian should avoid rarajczak fire ‘friendly’ whispers, such as ‘any coin has two sides,’ ‘the golden mean,’ ‘make a compromise,’ etc. 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 told the court rwtajczak he had merely summarized opinions of historians who hold dissident views on the Holocaust issue, and that his own views are not in line with all the opinions presented in his book.


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While Ratajczak did not explicitly endorse these revisionist views, he appeared to agree with at least some of them.

Retrieved from ” https: Search WWW Search revisionists. The autopsy discovered that fatal alcohol poisoning was the cause of Ratajczak’s death.

It is to reach the truth. At the Niebezpieczn where he had taught, students signed petitions supporting him. The state prosecutor also appealed, demanding a ten-month prison term.

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A historian ought to know that truth has no hues; truth is always clear, and one. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The court also noted that Ratajczak had distanced himself from revisionist views in a preface to the second edition of the book.

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At no time did he ever dispute or “deny” that Jews had been killed in gas chambers. He had been dead for nearly two weeks. You are here Home. The publisher, a rtajczak firm in Warsaw, reportedly censored the most “extreme” statements, placing them in notes at the book’s end. In April Ratajczak was fired from the University of Opole for ethics violations and was banned for three years from teaching at other universities.


August Learn how and when to remove this template message. This article’s lead section does not adequately summarize key points of its contents. 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.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ratajczak was born in Opele, Upper Silesia, in November Please discuss this issue on the article’s talk page.

In December a court in Opele found Ratajczak guilty of niebezpieczns Poland’s “Holocaust denial” law. After study at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, he took a position in as a lecturer at the History Institute of the state-run University of Opele, where he was popular with students. Please help improve this article by checking for citation inaccuracies.

According to Ruth E. Moreover, he called 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. Ratajczak published copies of the first edition of the book at his own expense.

In September Ratajczak arranged for a second edition of 30, copies, which was published by a small firm in Warsaw. Skip to main content. 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. The sine qua non condition for practicing history, that is, freedom of speech, is already a past memory. Here are some excerpts: Publication of “Dangerous Themes” set off a storm of fierce criticism, including protests by some prominent scholars.

He appealed for an outright acquittal. Dariusz Ratajczak November 28, — [1] was a Polish historian formerly of the University of Opolepublicist and right-wing activist.

Retrieved on 19 March Ratajczak published copies of the book niebbezpieczne March at his own expense. He was 47 years old. Niebezpueczne was not immediately known whether he would get his position back.

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