May 30, 2012, - 12:59 pm

Poles Were Complicit in Holocaust: Outrage Over Obama “Gaffe” is Fraudulent, Ignorant

By Debbie Schlussel

Barack Obama has done enough legitimately bad things that we don’t need to manufacture phony outrage over things he does that really aren’t so bad. Such is the case with the feigned shock and fake moralizing over his comments, yesterday, about German Nazi death camps in Poland being a Polish death camp. Here’s a tip for Poland and ignoramuses in the lumpenconservatariat who now engage in revisionist history: Poles murdered millions of Jews, they maintained several death camps, and they wiped out almost all of both sides of my family, as well as those in hundreds of thousands of other Jewish families. This wasn’t just the Nazis. It was tens of thousands of eager Poles and more. Obama made no gaffe here. Poland’s willing executioners took their significant place among Hitler’s willing executioners.


Poland’s Warsaw Ghetto Existed Because of Polish Complicity

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There is a reason why Poland was so easily occupied by the Germans. Yeah, I know–they were “just taking orders.” Just taking orders when they helped round up Jews and helped man gas chambers. As if Nazis from Germany did this alone! Polish police all too happily worked with the SS to round up Jews. Polish police all too easily took their place in helping run and operate the death camps. Facts are stubborn things. But, sadly, not as stubborn as morons and blind partisans.

I had to laugh when I read this:

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday Obama’s words had hurt all Poles and he expected more from Washington than just “regret”.

Are you kidding? Someone needs to remind Mr. Tusk that his people were the ones doing the hurting and the turning over to the Nazis and the mass murder of at least half of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, some of them from my family. You are “hurt” by calling Nazi death camps, “Polish”???? Um, where were they? Who helped operate them and round up and turn in the camps’ Jewish occupants, soon to be turned into ash and fumes?


There is a reason that President Obama, yesterday, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously to Jan Karski, the former Polish underground officer who provided early eyewitness accounts of Nazi Germany’s genocide of European Jews. And that’s because Karski was unlike most of his fellow Poles, who hated Jews just as the Nazis did and proudly turned them over to the Nazis and/or participated in the mass murderous Judenrein. Even in the Polish underground, hatred of Jews was legion. My great-uncle was in the Polish underground, until they slit his throat while he was sleeping because, one day, the head of the Polish underground demanded a cleansing of its Jews, too.

My paternal grandmother had eleven brothers and sisters. Only one brother survived the Holocaust after the Poles murdered the rest along with her parents, after Poles seized their farm. (Grandma Marilyn was brought to the U.S. before the Holocaust began.) My maternal grandmother had only one surviving sister and brother, out of ten siblings. All the rest–and her parents–were murdered by the Poles. My maternal grandfather’s entire family was wiped out by the Poles. Grandpa Isaac’s father was mayor of the town and owned a hardware store. He hid in the haystacks of a Pole who owed him money and had bought tools on credit, but my grandfather escaped and was ultimately rounded up to the camps, after he heard the Pole tell neighbors he was going to trade my grandfather to the Nazis for a bottle of whisky.

My family and the millions of Jews wiped out in Poland never identified as Polish because the Poles never treated them that way. They were subject to centuries of pogroms and extreme anti-Semitism by the country in which they lived, before they were ultimately rounded up to the camps and mass-murdered with Polish cooperation. They were treated as subhuman all along the way, never as fellow “Polish.” So it’s beyond hilarious now to hear that the Poles are “hurt” by Obama’s description of a German Nazi death camp as “Polish.” As if there weren’t any Polish ones or as if the Poles had zero part in the Holocaust they all too eagerly participated in. Read the 93 pages of “Bystanders, Blackmailers, and Perpetrators: Polish Complicity During the Holocaust” for just a taste of what the Poles wrought on the Jews.

Yes, it is laughable that the Poles, Rush Limbaugh, self-hating Jew Matt Drudge, and a gazillion Republicans and incredibly obtuse and ignorant members of the lumpenconservatariat–most of them no different from the Obamabots in their lack of intelligence, knowledge, and common sense and decency–are incensed over this “gaffe” that really ain’t a gaffe at all. It’s intellectual dishonesty to insist that these death camps on Polish soil were not at all Polish and merely “German Nazi.” Here’s a list of the Polish ones–did they not exist? Did they exist in Poland only because the Germans did this and the Polish had no part? Only a liar or a moron would make these claims. The White House should have made no apology to Poland. These major death camps existed in Poland for a reason: Polish complicity in the Holocaust and willing cooperation with the Nazis.

* Auschwitz

* Belzec

* Chelmno

* Gross-Rosen

* Majdanek

* Plaszow

* Sobibor

* Stutthof

* Treblinka

Keep these names in your mind when you read this quote:

Poland’s government keenly watches the global media for descriptions of former Nazi German death camps as “Polish” because it says the term — even if used simply as a geographical indicator — can give the impression that Poland bore responsibility for Nazi Germany’s World War II genocide.

Although located in Poland, Auschwitz for example was set up and run entirely by German dictator Adolf Hitler’s occupying forces from 1940 to 1945.

Huh? The Poles were not just forced into this by the Nazis. They were active participants, many of them gleeful and eager to murder Jews. To call these camps Polish is no “gaffe.” Poland DOES bear responsibility for the Nazi genocide of Jews.

It’s just fact. And it’s denial and fraud for Poland and others to argue otherwise.

Yes, there were a few righteous gentile Poles who saved Jews. A very tiny few. The majority were all too happy for the Judenrein, especially in the way it took place.

That was the real Poland during World War II. Anyone who says otherwise is a fraud.

And if you wonder why so many Jews are liberal and won’t vote Republican, BS, like the absurd denial that Nazi Death Camps were Polish, certainly doesn’t help in endearing Jews to the GOP.

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2,072 Responses

ARE YOU MAD ?!!?

PLEASE COME TO POLAND !
I WILL TEACH YOU A HISTORY, fuckn BITCH !

domino jacha? on June 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

fack this bitch-piepszy? te suke:):):)

Mariusz on June 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I am not sure this went through the first time:

Debbie,I am quite disturbed by your article. You are an educated woman
and should learn to exercise sound judgment and respect. Have you no
shame? How can you blame an ENTIRE nation and tell them they have no
just reason to defend themselves from your misguided claims or those
of anyone else? I am a first generation American with Polish parents
and am saddened to see the pain you have caused them and so many
others. These people (and not just a righteous few) bear scars from a
time one could only wish to forget. Were you there? Were you present
during WWII, the Holocaust? You declare anti-semitism,
fraudulence…you are such a HYPOCRITE! I think your moral compass
needs to be replaced…it doesn’t seem to be pointing you in the right
or should I say “true” direction. Let me help you find a starting
point in whatever it is that you are trying to accomplish. For a
moment, pretend you are completely ignorant (I’d set aside the sarcasm
if your article wasn’t entirely offensive and denigrating), look up
terms like “Lebensraum”, “Zentralstelle IIP Polen”, “Lebensborn”,
“Sippenhaft”…shall I continue? Make sure to search those terms in
the context of non-Jewish Poles and let all of us know what you find
(now, now, don’t be biased). Truth and honesty seem to evade you yet
you try so hard to be a beacon of justice – I read some of your other
articles and while I respect your resolve, I do opine that you’d
better serve yourself by taking an extended time-out (please no
talking during this time). Have you ever been to Poland? Maybe it’s
time you go. Have you any idea how many Poles are estimated to have
aided the Jews? Are you aware of the consequences? How could you be?
You state, “Yes, there were a few righteous gentile Poles who saved
Jews. A very tiny few. The majority were all too happy for the
Judenrein, especially in the way it took place”. HAHA! I think you
should consider a career in stand-up comedy. That statement alone is
as preposterous as those made by people who claim the Holocaust never
even happened (maybe you should go after them instead). It is
estimated in various sources that 500,000 to upwards of 2,000,000
million Poles aided the Jews whether providing them food, shelter,
clothing, protection…and they put their lives on the line, many were
executed for doing what they believed was morally right (even though
Polish people are probably too ignorant and stupid to have morals,
right? There’s that darn sarcasm again!) I won’t deny the
possibilities or facts that non-Jewish Poles were responsible for the
deaths of Jewish families out of selfish motives or self-preservation,
but how dare you fault an entire people, discount the atrocities they
suffered and the risks they took to save the lives of Jews. The facts
may not be as compelling to you because unfortunately, records of
those who gave their lives to save Jewish families are not as
prominent, but why waste the effort on you, you lack faith beyond your
own self-righteousness. For your information, Auschwitz was initially
reserved for Poles, not Jews. Later, Birkenau was erected as a killing
camp for Poles and Soviet war-prisoners and then became a “Final
Solution” for Jews. Poles were killed hand-in-hand with Jews and there
are millions of Poles who can recount stories of sisters, mothers,
brothers, fathers, aunts, and so on that were killed in a camp or
anywhecan else. I can tell my own on behalf of my ancestors. You
overlook the torture Hitlers men utilized…kill that man or watch me
shoot your wife or child in the head. Think you would have been so
strong? Grow up and get over yourself.

It is tragic that your family had to endure and suffer and it is tragic that it was at the hands of Poles as you say (in addition to the Nazis), but you are no better than those brothers and sisters that turned on your very family. Your “accomplishments” and “education” do not make you an intelligent individual, in fact, you are an exemplary symbol of ignorance. Your Jewish brothers and sisters are so innocent? As an example, consider The Sonderkommandos who “tend to be regarded very negatively by most survivors, and to a certain extent the Jewish establishment in general. In the camps, the Sonderkommandos were seen as unclean, and the writer Primo Levi described them as being “akin to collaborators.” He said that their testimonies should not be given much credence, “since they had much to atone for and would naturally attempt to rehabilitate themselves at the expense of the truth.” Those who were members of the Sonderkommando, however, state they had no choice in their job, and they were as much victims of Nazi oppression as other prisoners in the concentration camps”.
Did you not state that, “Yeah, I know–they were “just taking orders. Just taking orders when they helped round up Jews and helped man gas chambers.”. Oh really, so The Sonderkommando were forced and oppressed to do the same by the Nazis but the Poles were simply “eager”. It’s just a bit ironic that you would think so. What do you make of Jews hired by the Russian KGB to murder participants in the Polish underground movement? Do you not realize that many atrocities were part of the “plan”? Hitler was a cunning man who knew what he was doing and exactly how to promulgate the first ripple of his strategy – the rest fell into place like dominos. Oppression, degradation, death and despair made men and women behave like dogs, but this alone is not reserved for Poles. PEOPLE (not just Jews, Poles, and etc.) were stripped of their dignity and human rights so don’t act as if though the tragedy of the Holocaust is solely reserved for your Jewish ancestors.
You defame an entire nation by calling it ignorant and Anti-Semitic, among other things I mention in my first post, but you exude the very hatred that flowed through the veins of the darkest of men and women and made them capable of objectionable, moral crimes. So your studies and history really have taught you nothing because it is not about humanity to you. You still make it an issue of US vs. THEM.
It is out-right selfish, narrow and childish.
I am sad for you because it seems you only use facts that support your argument while anything counter to your OPINION is garbage. It really is a waste of talent and hard work. You are venomous and your judgement will come.

Kuki on June 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Great reply. Unfortunately I doubt the author of this blog will even read it and stop to think about it… Shame :/

    nvm on June 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Ah, Debbie. You know nothing about Polish history! We help SS?! Are you sick? Nah, russians and germany attack us in same time! You really should learn polish history Debbie.

Lao on June 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

hahahahahahaha nice joke bitch

God on June 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

You’re such an ignorant “girl”. You’re trying to blame Poland for whole cruelty of Germany.

DebbieNazi on June 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm

u dont know anything bitch

patriot on June 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Debbie,

Come to the free world to Europe and find out more about us Poles, Germans, French … There is no more censorship. You will learn more about the U.S. as well.
Now you show up only as ignorant.

Best Regards,
Robert

ps
Delete please the swastika because it looks like you’re crazy.

Robert on June 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

The only reason for posting this text is to gain more money. Your will is to make money by taking advantage of my compatriots’ tragedy. Maybe, the court will teach you that in my country more people were killed every single day of Second War than during one day in WTC. Think about it, 1800 days of War = 1800 WTC – that’s the measurment of my country’s tragedy. Maybe 5 mln dollars will knock some sense to you.

Kate on June 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

No one ever explained to me why the largest group of of Jews in Europe was in Poland when the Poles were such great anti-Semites. Why did the Jews from all over Europe fled to the Polish for centuries?
Masochism?
This nonsense that the author writes, it is bitter laughter history.
The Swedish minister, who refused to accept Jewish refugees from the Third Reich justified this as follows:
“Because in Sweden there is no anti-Semitism, and we want it to be so on.”
The cynical, but reasonable. Those who did not accept the ship “Saint Lewis” can teach others what it is anti-Semitism.

Artur on June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Dlaczego oczerniasz Polsk? i Polaków ?

Nie wiesz, ?e Niemcy za?o?yli w okupowanej Polsce obozy
koncentracyjne i tam mordowali ?ydów ?

Nie wiesz o niemieckim planie “Umacniania niemczyzny” w ramach ,
którego , w trakcie II Wojny Swiatowej, mieli by? wymordoawani
ca?kowicie Zydzi , a potem S?owianie,w tym Polacy, w wi?kszo?ci.Pozosta?a garstka mia?a
s?uzyc Niemcom jako NIEWOLNICY na zagrabionych terytoriach Europy
i Azji ???

S? liczne DOWODY na to : dokumenty, filmy archiwalne, ?yj?cy jeszcze
?wiadkowie.

To wystarczy aby wytoczy? ci proces i pusci? z torbami.

Stoper on June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

http://www.poomoc.pl – Klikajcie i pomagajcie.

PS. Ty t?pa idiotko ;]

Starae on June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Debi u are an Idiot ! You wrote fake shit and u should be gased like fucking jews ! have a shit day, bitch.

debiYouIdiot on June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

what a ignorant !
u thing poland invited nazi to our country to kill jews?
so stupid, what about all soldiers who died in september?

mihau on June 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Ty kurwo jedna? jak historii nie znasz to sie pizdo nie wypowiadaj! To kurwa byly obozy hitllerowskie podczas wojny na terenie obecnego niezaleznego panstwa polskiego. Wiec kurwa sie nie wypowiadaj.
Du bist pussy! Wie du nicht wissen history, so nicht schraiben! Das war hittler Camps in Polish land!

Wojtek on June 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

?eby? ty jeszcze tam by?a k?amliwa suko i to prze?y?a. ?ycz? tobie ?eby kiedy? ciebie to dopad?o

zuparybna on June 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

ah and just forgot, im sure if it will be in ur country, no1 fat ppl help jews

mihau on June 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

what the fcuk is it?

no i kawa?, dlaczego blondynka nic nie mówi w ?ó?ku?
bo mama uczy?a j? by nie rozmawia? z nieznajomymi i nie mówi? z pe?n? buzi?.

go to kitchen!

WTF on June 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

If you talking about polish death camp, I will tell the American attacks on the WTC.
WTC building was american, airplanes was american, so attack was american to ?
Death camp was in Poland, but wasn’t polish.

anonymous on June 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Oh God, you are really bitch. Your place is in kitchen, no in internet.

Glupia jebana kurwo, informuje Cie, ze jak cie kiedys spotkam to w imie P_O_L_S_K_I_E_J godno?ci urwe Ci ?eb. ;)

POLAND WELCOMES YOU

Robert on June 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

DEBBIE IS JUST A TROLL OF USA GOVERNMENT!!!

THE PRIVATE USA BANKSTERS WANT TO CONTROL, STEAL AND SLAVE THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, AND POLISH NATIONAL BANK DID NOT WANT TO FOLLOW THE IMF AND THAT IS WHY FUHRER OBAMA IS EXPRESSING HIS ANGER NEXT DAY SAYING THOSE LIES ABOUT POLAND IN PURPOSE.

OBAMA NEVER MAKES MISTAKES IN HIS SPEECHES WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT ISRAEL, BUT HE “DOES MISTAKES” WITH COUNTRIES THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO FOLLOW THE AGENDA OF USA IMPERIALISM.

TAKE THE FUCKIN.. SWASTIKA OUT FROM THE POLISH FLAG!!!

***
DEBBIE JEST TROLLEM AMERYKANSKIEGO RZADU!!!

AMERYKANSCY BANKSTERZY CHCA KONTROLOWAC, KRASC I ZNIEWOLIC LUDZI Z CALEGO SWIATA, A POLSKI BANK NARODOWY NIE CHCIAL WYPELNIAC ROZKAZOW MFW I DLATEGO FUHRER OBAMA CELOWO POWIEDZIAL TE KLAMSTWA O POLSCE.

OBAMA NIGDY NIE POPELNIA BLEDOW, GDY WYPOWIADA SIE O IZRAELU, ALE “POPELNIA BLEDY” GDY CHODZI O KRAJE, KTORE NIE CHCA PODAZAC ZA PLANEM IMPERIALISTYCZNYCH STANOW.

USUN TE PIERD…NA SWASTYKE Z SASIEDZTWA Z POLSKIM GODLEM!!!

Jackob Segal on June 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

hahahahaha nice bullshit article

John on June 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Mrs. Schlussel please, don’t give a stupid things to read for society of Internet cause that’s not the true that what you write in this antypolish blog. You toke information from one false source or maybe nazi source and you give it for daylight. You are a huge ignoramus and just stupid…

Polak on June 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

What the hell?!

This is the most biggest bullshit I’ve even read!!
Go back to fking school and learn something about WWII and Poland!

nyzst on June 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_of_Jews_by_Poles_during_the_Holocaust

Just to quote one sentence:
“…estimates put the number of Poles involved in rescue at up to 3 million, and credit Poles with saving up to around 450,000 Jews from certain death.[2] The rescue efforts were aided by one of the largest anti-Nazi resistance movements in Europe…”

You are ignorant.

Greg on June 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

you must be stupid german women. this camp make german on polish land after 2 war ;/

ws is das ? on June 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Don’t bother to think anymore – it is useless, better go to GYM girl.

Micha? on June 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

What the hell she’s writing about?? Stupid american idiot!

Igor on June 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Ignorantka

Micha? on June 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Now that was quite ignorant… Now go hit yourself in the face with the first history book you find and maybe you’ll know more about it.

mg on June 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Debbie,

Come to the free world to Europe and find out more about us Poles, Germans, French … There is no more censorship. You will learn more about the U.S. as well. Now you show up only as ignorant.

Best Regards,
Robert

ps
Delete please the swastika because it looks like you’re crazy.

Robert on June 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Debbieschlussel,
It is so sad to read your post. You are completely wrong, ignorant and stupid. What do you know about Poland during ww2? Abviously nothing. Poles did not maintain concentration camps. Please visit museum in auschwitz, talk to different people, learn about nazis and their plans towards poles. Putting polish symbols next to swastika is just outrageous! Poland was the most liberal country in whole Europe. Many millions of poles were killed by Germans. Remove this!
Last sad point. Germans who killed millions of people are now not Germans but nazis, Russians in ww2 are not Russians but soviets, but poles whois only fault was to live next to them are wrongly thought to be some helpers in killing and they did not change. They are still the same poles. So stupid and totally biased

Michal on June 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

http://dath125.livejournal.com/25934.html

Kommen Sie nach Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höß on June 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I’ve just read your post and all I am speechless.
All I can say is: Congratulations on making up the whole new page of world history.
When you write newspaper articles, do you also make stuff up as you go?

wjaz on June 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

fkin, ugly, stupid, german biatch

omfg on June 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Ms. Schlussel’s your historical knowledge is embarrassing, because a lot of Poles saved the lives of many Jews. Comparing the Poles to the Nazis offend millions of Poles, whose ancestors defended the Polish borders and London from the Germans. Even the Polish nationalists who declared hatred of Jews died in Auschwitz-Birkenau for the help and hide just these Jews. For example, Mieczys?aw Wesolowski and Wac?aw Ciesielski. Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from extermination. I feel offended by your statement, because my ancestor Major Zygmunt Roszkowski dedicated his life to defending the Polish border against the Nazis in 1939 and in 1920 fought against the Bolsheviks (I recall that during the Polish-Bolshevik war we Poles uchronili?my Europe from communism) , and you compare it to the German war criminals.

Damian on June 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It’s a shame that stupidity is not painful, because the wit girl who wrote it, the pain would probably kill him.

Damian on June 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Heal the world – Michael Jackson
Michael was also a victim of deceitful media. He was crucified by the media. American tradition. Where is the honesty?
We are the world, we are the children…

Paul from Poland on June 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

You are fucking bitch. Poland is one of the best country in the world, with great history and grate people – patriots.
PS: You are a BITCH

FUCK YOU BITCH DEBBIE on June 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Idiot and liar!

a a on June 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Regarding this list of yours, which contains allegedly “Polish death” camps provided in the post above. Ms Schlussel, you do not even know how wrong you are…

* Gross-Rosen – WAS LOCATED ON TERRITORY THAT PRIOR TO WW2 WAS PART OF DEUTCHES REICH
* Stutthof – WAS LOCATED ON TERRITORY THAT PRIOR TO WW2 WAS PART OF FREE CITY OF DANZIG

Nice try, Ms Schlussel, but not good enough.

Being an ignorant is excuseable, but not to such an extent.

Cold regards

Jung on June 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Thank you Debbie for telling the truth about Polish antisemitism. My family were also Polish Jews and their experience was very similar to yours.

The nasty comments here by Poles prove that nothing has changed. They are still terrible antisemites.

To all the Poles who have answered here: take into account that it is possible for a nation to suffer terribly under Nazi rule while still persecuting and colaborating in murder against it’s Jewish minority.

The most shocking thing in my mind was the massacres of Jews by Poles that occured AFTER the Nazis had left or were in retreat.

Rachel on June 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    there is big difference what is “quite possible” and how it was

    please, check history and if your sources are telling something you claimed – use the better one and try tio understand what is yours mistake

    1. polish camps – there were none. Get it ?
    2. there were atrocities and you should know that Jews were also killing Poles (I believe even more, especially with help of Soviets), but you miss the point – Poles generally do not collaborate with Nazis even like Dutches, French and other western countries did. Even in London during Battle of Britain were atrocities against Jews, which was cumbersome for British govenrment. The same with Jews, who were also murderers. They murder Jews, they murder Poles, they murder Germans.
    I started to believe that you were watching this stupid serial “Holocaust”, which made so much controversies and was so out of reality. In jewish ghettos were not polish police, but jewish plus nazi. Jewish police have no weapon, only button stick but commanded they were killing own brothers and sisters. Gas chambers in Auschwitz were also operated by jewish commandos. They knew that they will be killed, but for surviving couple more days they send own kind to gas chambers very professionally. Surprise ? You think I am lying ? Verify first.

    Kaz Klimek on June 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Ralph, read this..
“In the summer of 1942, when the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto began, Kossak-Szczucka published a leaflet entitled “Protest,” which was printed in 5,000 copies. In the leaflet she described in graphic terms the conditions in the Ghetto, and the horrific circumstances of the deportations then taking place. “All will perish,” she wrote. “Poor and rich, old, women, men, youngsters, infants, Catholics dying with the name of Jesus and Mary together with Jews. Their only guilt is that they were born in to the Jewish nation condemned to extermination by Hitler.” Since World War II writers have been puzzled about what they see as Kossak-Szczucka’s contradictory views. On the one hand she is described as a nationalist and an anti-Semite, something she did not in fact deny. On the other hand, she made a genuine appeal to the Polish national conscience to come to the aid of the Jews as well as risked her life by becoming involved in practical work to save at least a fraction of Polish Jews from the Germans. She co-founded Provisional Committee to Aid Jews (Tymczasowy Komitet Pomocy ?ydom), which later turned into Council to Aid Jews (Rada Pomocy ?ydom), codename Zegota, an underground organization whose sole purpose was to save Jews in Poland from Nazi extermination. In 1985 she was posthumously awarded Righteous Among the Nations title.
About the 1942 “Protest” by Kossak-Szczucka, Robert D. Cherry and Annamaria Orla-Bukowska wrote in the introduction to Rethinking Poles and Jews: “Without at all whitewashing her antisemitism in the document, she vehemently called for active intercession on behalf of the Jews—precisely in the name of Polish Roman Catholicism and Polish patriotism. The deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto precipitated her cofounding of Zegota that same year—an Armia Krajowa (AK, Home Army) unit whose sole purpose was to save Jews.” In 1943 Kossak-Szczucka was arrested, .. . She was sent first to the infamous Pawiak prison and then to Auschwitz.” You see what you want to see. No comment..

Yaro on June 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Just found that article by accident and I’m fuming out of my ears.
You call yourself a “journalist” and you writing such a piece?!
What are your sources you got all of those infos from? Uncle of your cousins wife brother told you that?
There was many camps in Poland, because OUR COUNTRY WAS SEIZED by nazis!
Some Polish probably cooperated because of multiple reasons but placing swastika on the same level with Polish Eagle is just too much!
I live and grew up in a close neighborhood of Plaszow’s camp and can assure you EVERYBODY has incredible respect towards the place.

Adrian_Poland on June 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Shame on you… you don’t know nothing therefore your article is like dirt only. It’s unbeliveable that we are in XXI century, huh?

Jack Ravenno on June 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I didint know that such an idiots still exists.

Bartek on June 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

too much jews in one place!

Sebastian on June 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

U ARE REAL IDIOT DEBBIE. U ARE STUPID BITCH.

hahahaa on June 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

This “article’ should be taken for what it is – a vulgar invective intended to offend all Poles. If there was any merit in all those accusations, the author would be specific in what she alleges. I challenge her with just two questions and her answers can very easily be verified by any historian specializing in the WWII: 1. exactly how may millions Jews did Poles killed in the WWII??? and 2. which concentration camps exactly were run or co-run by Poles??? Ignorance of the author is so paramount that I have no intention to go sentence by sentiency to prove how inaccurate, false, and plain bad faith her claims are. On a personal note, the author is in much better position than I am when it comes to her family’s war suffering – she had a chance to talk to her grandfather and I did not, both died in that war fighting Germans.

RJ on June 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

T?pa kurwa.

Zdzislaw on June 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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