Beware the Poles
Of the 3.3 million Jews in Poland before World War 2, only 11 percent remained alive in 1945. Almost three million men, women, and children were murdered in the six death camps: Chelmo, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Particularly beginning in 1941, with the Nazi invasion of Poland, both SS and Wehrmacht units were dispatched by Heinrich Himmler to roam the countryside and towns and villages, dragging humans from their homes and executing them. It was only after murdering staggering numbers that the Germans realized they were using too much ammunition; this led to the infrastructure of the Holocaust, the gas chambers and ovens. Apparently demons roamed the area at that time, as neighboring countries took part in the butchery. Lithuania, Ukraine, and others along with the Poles committed barbaric acts against the Jews.
To say that Poland has a checkered past with Jews is an understatement.
So it was particularly disgusting recently when a Polish contingent visited Israel, taking plenty of the time to slobber over the Palestinian Authority/PLO, even going so far as to advocate for BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions).
Franek Sterczewski of the Civic Coalition Party (whatever that means) paid tribute to the arch-terrorist, Yasser Arafat, who mercifully died in 2004.
“Referring to Israel as an apartheid state, he explained that ‘This is why I wholeheartedly support a boycott and sanction the Israeli settlement in the West Bank. One must not be indifferent to unprecedented and systematic violence.’”
Unprecedented? We again point out Poland’s bloodthirsty history when it comes to murdering Jewish men, women, and children.
Sterczewski also revised history again in remembering Arafat:
“’The Polish parliamentary delegation honored the memory of the first President of Palestine and the leader of the nation. Yasser Arafat was also a friend of Poland,’ the tweet read. Among those tagged in the tweet was the PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department.”
It was also noted that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch believe Israel meets the standard of an apartheid system! This is all classic anti-Semitism.
There was also the usual talk of “The Occupation.”
Now, while there were individual Poles that helped Jews as they could during the Nazi reign of terror, it has also been established by historian Jan Grabowski that Poles killed and turned over 200,000 Jews during the war. Grabowski also said:
“As a Polish historian, I think that trying to cover up the less glorious aspects of our own national past – something that’s being done today in Poland with a lot of enthusiasm – is a crime against our profession. It is also unethical and, in the long run, counterproductive and silly.”
A report in Haaretz noted that:
“Grabowski’s book concentrates on a rural region of southeastern Poland called Dabrowa Tarnowska. Of its population of 60,000 on the eve of the war, 5,000 were Jews, almost all of whom were deported to the death camp Belzec. Of 500 who managed to escape and hide among the Poles, only 38 survived the war. All the others, as Grabowski discovered, were betrayed and murdered in direct or indirect ways by their Polish neighbors. The events described in ‘Hunt for the Jews,’ notes the historian Timothy Snyder (author of ‘Bloodlands’), constitute ‘an inquiry into human behavior in dark times from which all can learn.’”
Thirty eight of 5,000. And modern Polish politicians have the gall to visit the Jewish State and allege they are cruel to the Palestinians.
This is where our world is today. Just as I believe the sweeping apostasy (seen most especially in America) is exemplified by 2 Timothy 3, the growing anti-Semitic fervor worldwide is surely an indication we are living in the last days.
For decades after the Holocaust, the international community was either truly shamed by the sheer magnitude of the carnage, or they realized it was politically incorrect—for a while—to sanction it. As time has slipped by however, the Jew haters have crawled out from under their rocks.
The question of how willing the European populations were to help kill Jews 80 years ago has always fascinated me. Further, the lengths they will go to claim they knew nothing is grotesque.
The Polish delegation to Israel has shown us, though, that many don’t even try to hide or deny their Jew hatred.