Poland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments

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Polish Embassy Issues Objection to Holocaust Association

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Foreign Ministry has urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull to "protest and demand an apology" after the FBI director suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.

James Comey made the remarks in an article about the Holocaust that was published by The Washington Post on Thursday.

After meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Leszek Soczewica on Sunday, Mull said he will be contacting the FBI about the situation. Earlier in the day, Mull said in Polish that Comey's words were "wrong, harmful and offensive," but didn't reflect the U.S. administration's views.

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Poland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments
FBI director James Comey arrives for a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after the release of the 9/11 Review Commission report. The report says the FBI must speed up the pace of its improvements to deal with the evolving terrorist threat around the world. The group was established last year to measure how well the FBI had followed an earlier set of recommendations in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull attends ceremonies marking the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, in front of the monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, on Sunday, April 19, 2015. A few hundred Jews at the ghetto rose with arms on April 19, 1943 against the Nazi forces who began to transport hundreds of thousands of ghetto residents to the Majdanek death camp. Later Sunday, Mull was summoned to Poland’s Foreign Ministry, which protested recent words by FBI director, James Comey, who alleged that the Poles were accomplices of the Germans in the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen D. Mull and Poland's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, right, shake hands during a contract signing ceremony of 40 Lockheed Martin’s joint air-to-surface standoff missiles (JASSM), as well as F-16 fighter plane operational flight plan upgrades, associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support, between Poland and U.S., at a Polish Air Force base in Poznan, Poland, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Nazi Germany occupied Poland and ran death camps here from 1939-45, killing millions of Jews, Poles and people from other countries.

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