Polanski Loses Support From Poland

12/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WARSAW, Poland -- When Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss authorities on a 32-year-old rape charge, the first reaction of many Poles was to immediately leap to his defense, but in recent days a counter-reaction has begun to set in that is much less favorable to the respected director.

Polanski's detention caused a major stir in Poland, where it has dominated newspapers and television. Although Polanski -- of Polish-Jewish background and a Holocaust survivor -- left communist Poland in the 1960s, he is still seen as one of the country's major cultural figures.

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