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FBI Director Regrets His Statement

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland – April 23, 2015) “I regret linking Germany and Poland. The Polish State bears no responsibility for the horrors imposed by the Nazis,” FBI Director James Comey states in a handwritten letter that was handed to the Polish Ambassador in Washington yesterday.

The FBI Director met yesterday with Polish Ambassador in Washington Ryszard Schnepf to explain the issue of the speech he had delivered at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. During the meeting, Director Comey presented a handwritten letter in which he expresses his regret over the situation, and says Poland bears no responsibility for Nazi crimes.

Below is the English language version of the letter, and the scanned original.

Marcin Wojciechowski
MFA Press Spokesman

Dear Mr. Ambassador:

Thank you for our meeting today. I value our friendship with Poland. As I told you, I regret linking Germany and Poland in my speech because Poland was invaded and occupied by Germany. The Polish State bears no responsibility for the horrors imposed by the Nazis. I wish I had not used any other country names because my point was a universal one about human nature.

Yours,
James B. Comey