Sunday, November 29, 2015

No. 2 Anatomy of a lie

One of the sages said that we should beware of those who want to arouse in us a sense of guilt because they desire power over us.  Communists understood the validity of this maxim perfectly well.   Julia Brystygierowa, a Jewish executioner of the Stalinist secret police, was famous for repeating that she will beat pride and honor out of Poles, even with a whip if necessary.  She knew that pride and honor of the Poles are the greatest danger for the totalitarian power.   She knew that unless she beats pride and honor out of Poles, she could not enslave them.

In 1989, the Bolshevik Polish People's Republic ceased to exist, but the spirit of Bolshevism and lust for power have united the factions of select representatives of the anti-communist opposition, which means -- erstwhile Communists disguised for Democrats, including Communists with Jewish roots. The Round Table gave Adam Michnik the media.  Gazeta Wyborcza was read by almost all Poles. Adding to that the radio stations as well as TV stations started in the nineties by the people encumbered in the cooperation with 
the Communist secret police (Polsat in 1992 and TVN in 1996), who spoke with the same voice as Adam Michnik and company, 
it must be said that the instruments for beating pride and honor out of Poles were prepared perfectly.

The first victim was the Warsaw Uprising.  It was a dangerous theme.  It was a pattern dripping with Polish pride and honor, which shaped the post-war generation of Poles.  It was dangerous also because in the eyes of the world, it destroyed the Jewish fighting ethos, built with such great difficulty.
 The world knew nothing about the Warsaw Uprising, just because its name was appropriated in 1945-1989 for Jews, who used the name for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.  In an article in Gazeta Wyborcza, titled "Poles – Jews: Black Card of the Uprising"
(29-30.01.1994), a freshly baked historian Michal Cichy, as announced by his patron Adam Michnik, revealed  the "full truth" about the Warsaw Uprising, writing that the insurgents were mostly busy murdering Jewish survivors.
 He also wrote that when it comes to the Warsaw Uprising, 
the Poles have nothing to be proud of, because their heroes were ordinary thugs.  Polish historians immediately denounced these barely disguised lies, and Leszek Zebrowski described 
the publication perfectly as "The manufacture of nonsense
about the Warsaw Uprising." Adam Michnik’s action was a big dud. In the end, Michal Cichy publicly apologized to Warsaw insurgents for his article.

Even before the echoes of unfounded accusations against the Warsaw Uprising could subside, the second stage of inducing in Poles the sense of guilt began.  The symbol of the alleged atrocities of Poles has become a town of Jedwabne.  Agnieszka Arnold began by making a documentary film, "Where's my older son Cain", then in year 2000 Jan T. Gross took on and continued the subject in the book titled "Neighbors," which was heavily advertised across Poland.
 The investigation by the IPN [Institute of National Remembrance] concerning the pogrom in Jedwabne later undermined credibility of the testimony of Shmuel Wasersztejn,  the main witness of the Jedwabne events in the film and in the book, as well as the number of victims estimated at 1500-1600 by Gross.  In order to learn what actually happened in Jedwabne,  the exhumation of victims’ bodies had to be carried out.

The issue of exhumation was consulted with the Jewish side.  
The rabbi of Warsaw and Lodz, Michael Schudrich announced that "Respect for the bones of our victims is more important to us than the knowledge of who was killed and how, and of who killed and how."  Jews agreed only to a limited exhumation, i.e., one where you cannot lift the bones.  Exhumation activities began on May 30th, 2001, but the ban on lifting the bones was upheld.  Since this way of exhumation makes the determination of the number of carcasses and causes of death of individual victims impossible, 
the exhumation activities were discontinued on June 4th, 2001.  Despite the protests of historians, who were disallowed to carry out a genuine investigation, the festival of accusations for alleged war crimes against the Poles continues for over a decade, especially against residents of Jedwabne.  The truth is that this Jewish chutzpah of Jedwabne was not intended to establish the historical truth, but to instill in the Poles  a sense of guilt towards the Jews, again with the intent to break the Polish pride and honor.  

It is indeed pitiful that the highest Polish authorities allowed themselves to be dragged themselves into this forgery, at least on two occasions failing to fulfill their obligation to act consistently with Polish law.  Firstly,  the Polish law is the only law governing within the limits of the Republic of Poland, and according to which 
a regular exhumation should have been carried out in Jedwabne.  Secondly, if Poland insisted to be so elegant and respect Jewish law, it should rely on information coming from truly religious Jews, from known and recognized specialists in Jewish law and Jewish tradition, instead of relying on the words of one American rabbi and succumb to pressures from Polish-American Jewish leftists.

Orthodox rabbi Joseph A. Polak, a former prisoner of the German camps at Westerbork and Bergen‑Belsen, chairman of the halachic council of the Boston rabbinical court, disagrees with the decision banning xhumation of mass graves.  "The victims of Jedwabne should have been exhumed and buried again, either in the nearby Jewish cemetery or in the State of Israel.  The fact that this is not just a halachic option, but a fundamental duty is unambiguously clear from many sources. [...] ". 

In the light of the above interpretation of the Jewish law,
the Polish State should immediately cancel decisions made several years ago, and in consultation with the community of religious Jews, carry out the exhumation, which is the prerequisite to explain what really happened in Jedwabne in 1941.  

No discussion about Jedwabne makes sense until after the exhumation.

At the same time it should be remembered that every historical event is deeply rooted in time and space, i.e., it is conditioned by political and territorial realities.  The region of Bialystok – where 
the town of Jedwabne lies – is a part of Poland which in September of 1939 was invaded and then occupied by the Soviets.  The most shameful and threatening for the Polish population in the eastern Polish lands, was the widespread cooperation of Polish Jews with 
the Soviets in drawing up lists of Poles and Polish families earmarked for deportation to Siberia. 
In other words, in the period from September 17th, 1939 to June 22nd, 1941, it was the Jewish neighbors who pointed to the Soviets, whom of the Poles and Polish families to send “to the polar bears", i.e., to places from which hardly anyone was coming back alive.  
The Jews promote to the world the barn in Jedwabne, in which allegedly lie the remains of the Jews murdered because of Polish anti-Semitism.  But no Jew would ever bend before the monument which stands in the central square in Jedwabne to commemorate Poles murdered by the Soviets in Siberia in 1939-1941, because their Jewish neighbors reported to the Soviet functionaries that these Poles do not love communism.  As a rule, the Jews envelop their own crimes in silence.  Such attitudes of the Jewish communists are a part of the permanent exhibition in 
the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Attitudes of Jews who pointed disloyal residents of Jedwabne to 
the Soviets, thereby sentencing them to death, cannot be extended to the entire Jewish nation.  Yet, the crowd is governed by its own rules, so Poles tended to suspect all Jews for such attitudes.  Therefore, when in 1941 the Germans began to occupy the area of ​​Bialystok, incidents of as yet undocumented deaths of Jews could have occurred in Jedwabne or other places in the region.  Yet, it was not about any anti-Semitism, but about ordinary human revenge among the Poles for their loved ones who, at exactly the same time, froze or died of hunger and exhaustion in the taigas of Siberia – through the Jewish denunciations.  These motifs would qualify possible cases of murder of Jews by Poles in the Bialystok region as a murder of passion.  Revenge is always blind, so it often victimized innocent Jews, because those who sentenced Poles to death usually managed to withdraw with Soviet troops to the east.

Tomasz Gross became famous in recent days for announcing to 
the world that Poles during World War II killed more Jews than they killed Germans.  It would be better for Tomasz Gross to finally shut up, instead of opening Pandora’s boxes.  Because if you count carefully all Polish residents of Jedwabne, residents of Galicia, Volyn, Podlasie and Bialystok exiled in 1939-1941 to die in Siberian gulags because of a denunciation by Polish Jews; if you count all 
the Polish underground soldiers of Bialystok, Lublin, Mazovia and Podkarpacie exiled by the Jewish operatives of NKVD and UB to Siberia in the second round-up in the years 1944-1945; if you count all the victims of the Jewish judges, prosecutors and functionaries of UB and KBW from the years 1944-1956, then the barn in Jedwabne – about which, by the way, no-one knows yet what it really hides – may be an even bigger flop than a failed attempt to discredit
the Warsaw Uprising. 
Author’s sources: 
1.      T. Strzembosz, „Polacy – Żydzi: Czarna karta Gazety Wyborczej”, Gazeta  
       Wyborcza, Feb. 5-6, 1994.
 2..  Żebrowski, „Fabryka bzdur o Powstaniu Warszawskim”, Gazeta Polska, July 13, 1995.  See also: L. Żebrowski,  „Paszkwil Wyborczej”, Warsaw, 1995.
 3.  Piotr Kadlcik, „O ekshumacji”, Kolbojnik – Biuletyn Gminy Wyznaniowej
      Żydowskiej w Warszawie, nr 4/2014. 

(abridged by Zbigniew Koralewski, translated by Andrzej Burghardt, edited by Dr. Mark & Ann Pienkos)

Anatomy of a Lie – Dr. Ewa Kurek  GWIAZDA POLARNA No. 21, Oct. 17, 2015

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