Holocaust historians divided over Warsaw ghetto museum

Director hits back at critics who say the institution, backed by Poland’s populist party, will distort wartime history

The museum of the Warsaw ghetto is not due to open for several years, but is already shaping up to be one of the most contentious museums in Europe.

Backed by Poland’s populist government, which has been accused of rewriting history to fit its political agenda, the museum has caused a bitter spat between historians of the Holocaust about how best to tell the tragic story of Warsaw’s Jews.

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