BREZEZINKA, POLAND- DECEMBER 10:  The railway tracks leading to the main gates at Auschwitz II - Birkenau seen December 10, 2004 the camp was built in March 1942 in the village of Brzezinka, Poland. The camp was liberated by the Soviet army on January 27, 1945, January 2005 will be the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, when survivors and victims who suffered as a result of the Holocaust will commemorated across the world. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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BREZEZINKA, POLAND- DECEMBER 10: The railway tracks leading to the main gates at Auschwitz II - Birkenau seen December 10, 2004 the camp was built in March 1942 in the village of Brzezinka, Poland. The camp was liberated by the Soviet army on January 27, 1945, January 2005 will be the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination and concentration camps, when survivors and victims who suffered as a result of the Holocaust will commemorated across the world. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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(CNN) —  

Polish President Andrzej Duda says he will sign the country’s controversial Holocaust bill, but plans to send the bill to the constitutional tribunal for review.

The law would make it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust.

It would also ban the use of terms such as “Polish death camps” in relation to Auschwitz and other such camps located in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Violations will be punished by a fine or a jail sentence of up to three years.

Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference  to announce that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill.
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda gives a press conference to announce that he will sign into law a controversial Holocaust bill.

While Duda said he would sign the bill, it was unclear when he is planning to do so and when it will become enshrined in law.

“We have the right to be judged according to facts and accordingly, as the President of the Polish Republic, I have taken the following decision. After analyzing the situation and the bill, I have decided that I will sign it. I am signing this bill and, accordingly, Article 55a will come into force,” Duda said in a televised statement in Warsaw.

Duda added that he was aware of the “sensitivities” around this bill, including a “fear that it will not be possible to tell the truth – that it will gag the survivors.”

The decision is likely to anger Israel, which has been vociferous in the criticism of the bill, accusing Poland of trying to rewrite history.

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it will continue to discuss the bill with Poland.

“We hope that within allotted time until the court’s deliberations are concluded, we will manage to agree on changes and corrections,” the spokesperson said.

“Israel and Poland hold a joint responsibility to research and preserve the History of the Holocaust.”

While there is a consensus among historians that certain Polish individuals and groups did collaborate with the Nazi occupiers, recent Polish governments have sought to challenge that narrative.

At least 3 million Polish Jews and 1.9 million non-Jewish citizens were killed during the Holocaust, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust overall.