The @ipngovpl_eng released this statement regarding the misleading media reports on Palij: "no Polish SS unit ever existed. There were, however, SS formations and other uniformed formations to which volunteers of Ukrainian nationality [...] were recruited."
That’s great, but I struggle to understand why such distortions aren’t more vigorously corrected. They / other institutions should address each instance of a media distortion, especially one with the readership of the NYT.
“It is common historical knowledge that no Polish SS unit ever existed. There were, however, SS formations..to which volunteers of Ukrainian nationality, including those born on the pre-war territory of Poland, were recruited. One of them was Jakiw Palij, a Ukrainian born in..”