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Europe Moves against Polish museum and Hungarian university stir fears of censorship

In both countries, concerns are being raised about the health of an open society, as one government makes changes at a war museum and the other threatens to close a university.

Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP/file

Housed in a $134-million, state-of-the-art building, Poland’s Museum of the Second World War opened early this spring. The museum, which took more than five years to construct, tells the story of Poland’s war experiences, which – given the way the country is sandwiched between Germany and Russia – are among the most tragic of all the conflict.