In 1991, Germany and Poland signed a "Treaty of Good Neighborliness". Today, the two governments are not always in agreement, but many ordinary Germans and Poles now feel at home in each other’s countries.
Israeli politicians have accused Poland's premier of distorting history and anti-Semitism following comments made about "Jewish perpetrators" during World War II. The countries have been at odds over a new Holocaust law.
Israeli police have released photos showing swastikas and slurs daubed onto the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel. The incident came after the Polish prime minister suggested Jews were also complicit in the Holocaust.
As Poland marks the 50th anniversary of a notorious anti-Semitic campaign, some of its leaders call for a clampdown on historical debate and speak darkly about enemies within. The echoes of '68 are hard to ignore.
The Polish premier and the German chancellor have said in Berlin that they want to intensify their bilateral ties. However, "serious differences" on Poland's judicial reforms and the Nord Stream pipeline remain.
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