Poland — AGAIN!!!

An elderly Jewish man in Tel-Aviv was walking to the Polish Embassy to make inquiry regarding compensation for lost or looted property. The sidewalk was uneven so he walked on the side of the street facing the embassy.

As he walked, a car came behind him and honked the horn so loudly for him to move away that it frightened the old man.

He approached the car, not knowing who was in it, and when the car door opened he spat at the man in the passenger seat. That man, unfortunately, happened to be the Polish Ambassador to Israel.

The Polish government made a very big to-do about the incident describing it as an attack upon the ambassador. With Polish newspapers headlining the alleged “attack” by a Jew, Poles went wild. Streets in Kielce and Warszawa were filled with thousands of protestors refusing Jewish claims to compensation for lost property in Poland during the war years 1939-1945. It does not take very much to incite Poles against Jews.

We have a 1000 year history of Polish anti-Semitism mainly fomented by the Polish Catholic church.

Certain facts must be clarified to show the truth. There were NO Polish concentration or death camps in Poland. Those were the work of Nazi Germans who established them on Polish soil.

Poland was the only European country under occupation which did NOT collaborate with the Nazi occupiers. To its credit.

But if we are telling the truth, Jedwabne and Kielce must be mentioned. In the former city, Poles gathered up some 350 Jewish citizens, locked them in a huge barn, soaked it in gasoline and set it on fire. Every Jew inside was burned to death.

The Polish authorities blamed it on the Nazis but a few decent Poles revealed the truth. The Jews were massacred by Poles. The decent Poles were witnesses.

In Kielce in 1945, a few Jewish survivors of Auschwitz returned to their home city in search of their former homes and property. They were immediately set upon by Poles who beat them and killed several of them.

The Jewish homes were now housing Poles and Jews could not get any of their property returned to them.

Some went to the local Catholic Bishop for help but he refused them and remarked the saying of the former head of the Polish Catholic church, August Cardinal Hlond: “Zydzie do Palestyna”… Jews, go to Palestine.

Hundreds of Jewish survivors are now asking the Polish government to compensate them for their lost and stolen property. Poland’s response has been “We did not receive compensation from Germany for the destruction of our homes and property. Therefore, why should we give compensation to the Jews for the crimes of the Germans. To do so, would destroy our economy”.

The story of the Holocaust continues with Poland’s leading role in it. Again, reminding the Polish apologist, Mark Mazur, that no Jew blames Poland for the acts of the Nazis. But all Jews do blame the Poles of Jedwabne and Kielce for wanton murder of Jewish Poles with Polish citizenship.

That bloody slate will never be cleaned. And the treachery of many Poles will long be remembered and never forgotten.

The Polish national anthem, Jeszcze Polska Nie Zginiela, means that Poland will not die while her sons remain alive.

The Jewish version of it is that “Poland will surely die while her sons remain alive”.

1000 years of anti-Jewish hatred cannot be washed away. It is written in history books… written in Jewish blood.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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