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.

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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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By the way, my family was persecuted because they were POLISH LAND OWNERS….

Elaine on December 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

You Didnt have to be Jewish to be worthy of death at that time…

Elaine on December 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

You are too stupid for words. I would like to logically debate you based on this article but can only think of what Thomas Jefferson said, “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them…” Your ideas are not only wrong and fail to grasp any basic facts or history, they are willfully ignorant and hateful and this article offensive and disgusting.

stunned on December 28, 2012 at 3:42 am

Have you ever had history lectures, or you just acting brainless stupid alass, who got no clue what is writing about.
Even people in blody China got more knowledge than you.
I am sorry for your parents, and grandparents, who possibly run to USA before they even seen any Nazi in Poland.

Sam Yee on January 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I cannot simply say how stupid and untrue this ” article ” is. Debbie Schlussel has no brain or idea what happened. You are one of the most ignorant and uneducated people I know.

Julia K. on January 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Wow did i wake up yesterday? When has Poland ever been some super power? Lasr I knew Russia is one, and Germany, not too far behind. We where stuck in the middle of them fighting, and building camps all over Poland. Best part here is you think Polish people wanted them there, just to kill jews, oya thats right and there own kind themselves. Does that even sound any bit logical too you? I think you are truley the most ignorant, delisonal, person alive, or someone who hates Poles pumped your head up, with a whole lotta bullshit. My grandfather who is 100% Polish had 9 brothers and sisters a mom, and a dad, and like yours they lived on a farm. My grandparents family had been taking away by Russian soldiers, they all died in Siberia. My grandfather lived bc he was away fighting in the underground Polish army. Maybe he killed your family? Hmmm…. No he did not… lol I am not happy that happened for me or you, but you dont hear me bitching, whinning, complaining, and throwing a pity party. I bet i would have a much bigger family today, but i dont, and it happened. I however could act like you, and blame the jews for being in Poland to begin with, but will I no. Idk, but maybe just maybe 6 million of the really bad Poles wanted to die too. Also how many polish jews are there many. Yes there is many polish jews. So no i will not tell you every Pole was innocent, nor was every jew, nor did every German agree. We all just did not wanna die, but we all did. Mainly Poles, and Jews. Someone who has been born into a family that has suffered from hate crimes, you should know better, bc all i hear is hatred coming out of your mouth. Makes you no better then Hitler, or Stalin, but enjoy your atten for writing a ignorant blog…..

kate on January 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

I think you’re provoking people & causing Anti-semetic responses from Polish people. Maybe you’ve forgotten but lost just as many non-Jews as it did Jewish people. If you know anything about warfare, which I highly doubt you do. Your father being a veteran does not make you General Patton. I’am a former Marine, and I’ll tell you Poland had no chance, and you can’t blame people for their sense of self-preservation. Besides 6000+ Polish nationals have been awarded by Israel for their contribution in aiding Jews from extermination during WWII. I really think you’re overly self-righteous Debbie & attacking people isn’t the Jewish way to deal with people. “Live well that is the greatest revenge.” – The Talmud

Robert G. on February 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Funny and stupid “girl” – not more !!!!

Ojeju on February 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

jak nie wiadomo o co chodzi
to chodzi o pieniadze

ile za takie idiotyzmy placa?

poland on February 13, 2013 at 3:02 am

To say that all Poles are complicit in the Nazi-perpetrated genocide of European Jewry is like saying that all Jews are responsible for the Holodomor- the genocide orchestrated and engineered by Jews Lazar Kaganovitch, Genrikh
Yagoda and Lavrenty Beria- absurd!! Calling Dearborn Dearbornistan is like calling the Big Apple Newyorkberg, Vancouver Chinatown or Chicago Chicagobrzeg! Ms. Debbie Schlussel, you might be interested in this link on a Jewish website,,7340,L-3342999,00.html with the byline- “We mustn’t forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish” referring to the dastardly, ruthless and cowardly act of the Cheka, GPU, NKVD. The authors of the piece go on to say, “In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin.”- on a Jewish website no less. On a side note- for the sake of balance- let us all remember that the numerically greatest “Holocaust” in all of recorded human history is the Mao orchestrated killing, in China, of over 40 million people, (with some estimates up to 78 million) in the late 1950s and into the 1960s.

Krzysztof Dobrowolski on February 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Ca?a prawda o ?ydostwie jest w “Protoko?ach M?drców Syjonu” !!

Polak on March 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm – in your face.

Janek on May 26, 2013 at 5:31 pm – in your face

Janek on May 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Janek on May 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

The following disproves Debbie Schlussel’s thesis of Polish anti-Semitism:

Chrobry on January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Feeling outraged about somebody calling the extermination sites “Polish” is the proper reaction (if outrage ever is proper). The sites were not Polish. The fact Poles were victims of both the Nazis and the Soviets in their time, and the fact they have paid heroic armed resistance to both, is undisputed. Trying to lay a ground for identification of young Poles with antisemitism like this article does, is an evil and inefficient propaganda. Men should not care so much about the possible moral failures of the former generations of their nation (like those few or more than few who collaborated with the pagan fear-worshipers and biochemists who ran the Reich), as they do about their present life. Even Germans, who are without doubt the descendants of the Reich citizens who participated in the war, and some, sadly, in the holocaust, have shown us they could reach a just and democratic political system that respects human dignity under American custody. Now Poland is democratic and largely pro-western, and the other Slavs including the Russians will come there too! Love Jews, they really are the light of the nations, and their preference of justice, righteousness, mutual respect, and free trade over obedience, fear, socialist policy, and tyrrany is the founding principle which sustains the World and keeps it from reverting to bloody barbarism and/or serfdom.

Petr Heger on February 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I am an Canadian Jewish male who lost relatives in Poland during the Holocaust. Such a style of journalism is childish. Where is the honesty and dignity? If you read history you will find that not only Poles but Jews did assist the Nazis. If you say NO then you should not called yourself a Jew. If you like expose the truth make sure that is real truth not only your point of blind view. You cannot change truth but if you will do then there is no different between you and Nazis!
You must be a big ignorant, writing not exactly truth and you don’t even wan’t to read more about world’s history.
Your article is disgusting and hateful and full of lies. And you get paid for this?
I hope the Polish government files a Defamation lawsuit against you ASAP.

Mark on February 21, 2014 at 12:12 am


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Karl on February 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

Deb, you’ve watched far too many Hollywood produced documentaries and movies portraying Jews as the only victims of the Holocaust. Many Poles risked their lives hiding and feeding Jewish children. Never see a movie about that. Close to 2million Poles died in the camps. Put out another victim movie around the same time Israel kills more women and children with the occupation.

Ed Dobz on April 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Ms Debbie’s comments are insulting and destructive. She does not refer to any resonable sources in her ‘prattle’ on Holocaust and her knowledge of the history is non-existent. Since she speaks with such an authority she could at least present some bibliography on which she bases her false information about Poland, Holocaust, Polish and Jews.

I feel particularly offended as my Father (not a drop of Jewish blood)spent four years in the concentration camp (from the tender age of 16), his brother was killed by Nazis, his two aunts also lost their lives in Majdanek and and their neighbours were shot because they kept Jewish woman in hidding. My Mother suffered more than you can imagine, Ms Debbi but I find it pointless to make you understand unimagible loss of everyhting that Poles valued, had repect for including their the dignity.

I suggest you read books (documents with sources and bibliography included!!!) by Norman Davies. It would be good for you to learn at least a bit from the Polish history rather than spending your time writing unreliable ‘information.’ It would be time well spent!!!

I wonder what/who made you hate Poland/Poles so much? American Jews have money and they consider their ‘memories’ the only valid memories; its easy to accuse others without looking at yourself. Many Jews in US have derogatory opinion about Poland; why? even post-war generation of Jews that grew up in Poland, got their degrees in Poland (FOR FREE) constantly accuse FALSELY Poland and Polish people about the consequences of the Second World War. I heard accusations from Mr Gross that Poland should stand up for Jews during Second World War. We lost over 3 mln Polish people in that WA although in spite of the records we will never know the TRUE number of those killed. It was a war, Jews were also againtst Jews, people wanted to survive, as you know the will to live is a very strong instinct.

I feel pity for your Miss Debbi.
I just wish people like you who make such important statements made them in a responsive and informed way.

Miss Debbie, your commnets are deeply insulting to the memory of MY FAMILY…not that you care…..

proud to be a pole on December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Hatemongers and rabble rousers like you don’t deserve an answer.
Shame on you!

Jane Doe on December 26, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Why are you doing this? Do you have a soul?

Dora on January 16, 2015 at 11:21 pm

…. if you wonder why so many Jews are liberal and won’t vote Republican ….

Wonder no more. It is because they are not Jewish at all, but are Neo-Darwinist atheistic totalitarians of Jewish descent! Are no more “Jewish,” that is, than Richard Dawkins is “Christian.

Brian Richard Allen on February 27, 2015 at 9:35 am

You should speak to the children of the families who hid Jews under their kitchen tables during WWII and who subjected their families to instantaneous execution if discovered. Please stop perpetuating hate and ignorance.

Lidia Goldsmith on March 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

What a narrow minded take on the WWII tragedy. You elevate the actions of few to degrade the Polish nation who lost 6 million of its citizens (yes, I’m including all citizens), murdered by hated Germans and Ukrainians. You have no clue about relations between Jews, Poles, Ukrainians, and all other minorities living in Poland at the time. Perhaps you should check Yad Vashem records or talk to Polish combatants? But why? It’s better to spread controversy and unsupported lies because Poles are an easy target. Maybe in your next article you should expand on a role of thousands of Jewish kapos in concentration camps? Or, write about Jakub Berman, a Polish Jew, a head of Polish communist secret police who, with help of hundreds of Jewish secret police, murdered thousands of Polish Home Army soldiers after 1945? Yes, you got your revenge. However, I suspect, you have no clue about those issues.

Concerned on May 20, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Schluzel you are simply such a liar. Poles saved jews and you know that. Only such creatures as you can be so ungratefull.
Liar and no more is worth to say about you.

mayme biersner on August 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

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