Dołącz do naszej prywatnej grupy i bądź na bieżąco informowany o nowych postach na tej stronie i FB.

Join our private group and get latest updates on new posts on this page and on our FB page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ignorance must be contagious and yes, even Glenn Beck can catch it too


Today I caught the last 2 minutes of Glenn’s comments about Obama’s “Polish death camps” blunder. I have to admit it, my jaws dropped to the floor. While pointing out that Poland was under Nazi occupation and that Death Camps were Nazi Death Camps he “authoritatively” pointed out that Poles were guilty as well.

Because I am still shaking with rage I will use Alex Storozynski’s words for rebuttal to this outrageous insult:
Poland was the only country where hiding a Jew was punishable by death for your entire family. Hans Frank, the Governor General of German occupied Poland ordered his army to hang posters in Polish cities that said: "Jews face the death penalty for leaving their neighborhoods [the ghettos], but so will anyone who in any way helps them to hide. This includes taking them in for the night, giving them a lift in a vehicle of any kind, feeding runaway Jews or selling them food."
Despite facing the death penalty, Poles risked their lives to save Jews. Many were killed for doing so. Others, like Irena Sendler, were tortured, and still did not reveal where Jews were hiding. Sendler rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto and found Poles willing to hide them. It took at least ten Poles for every Jewish child that was saved. Once in Christian hands, the children were fed, clothed and given a new home. They were taught to pray in Polish in case they were stopped and questioned by Germans. They were given Christian names and forged birth certificates provided by priests. Yet their true identities were preserved, so that they could be returned to their parents after the war. 
The underground created a clandestine organization called Zegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews, which rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the German killing machine. At Yad Vashem in Israel, which honors the righteous who saved Jews during World War II, are the names of 6,339 people from Poland, more than any other country. 
The reason Hitler built concentration camps in Poland is that's where the Jews were. Poland is not just where Jews died - it's where they lived. Poland was the center of Jewish life for centuries, dating back to the Statue of Kalisz in 1264, which provided civil liberties for Jews and explicit penalties for crimes against Jews. As a result, Poland is were where Talmudic scholarship grew and Chasidim began. It's where Yiddish flourished. It's where numerous Jewish artists such as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Artur Szyk, and Artur Rubenstein honed their art. 
It is long overdue for an American President to listen to the message that Jan Karski sent to the west about what was going on in Poland. If Roosevelt had listened to Karski, many more Jews would have been saved. 

Previous

(pl.)
Marek Belka zrzucił odpowiedzialność za Amber Gold na społeczeństwo
Bundeswehra przyjmie tysiące dodatkowych żołnierzy
"Łowcy cieni" złapali groźnego przestępcę. Handlował bronią
Zatrzymanie ciężarówki z imigrantami na A4. Wśród nich obywatele Syrii, Iraku i Turcji
Nad Europą wykryto wzrost promieniowania izotopu jodu-131
Komisja ds. Amber Gold. Przesłuchanie byłego szefa Komisji Nadzoru Finansowego
Rosjanie wprowadzają śmigłowce arktyczne
Kukiz wzywa do weryfikacji żołnierzy wyklętych. Politolog: To element strategii politycznej
Radio Swoboda: nowy doradca Donalda Trumpa ostrzegał przed Rosją
Tajemnicza śmierć ambasadora Rosji. Zmarł nagle w Nowym Jorku
"Wprost": ojciec Rydzyk 83. na liście najbogatszych Polaków
Wypadek Szydło: Nie zgłosił się żaden świadek
Emeryci trafią pod lupę IPN. Prawie 200 tysięcy osób do lustracji
"La Repubblica": Juncker gotów ustąpić ze stanowiska w ciągu czterech tygodni
OBWE i USA krytykują Rosję za uznanie dokumentów separatystów
Ostra wymiana zdań między Waszczykowskim i Timmermansem. „Poruszamy się w obszarze alternatywnych faktów”
Barbara Stanisławczyk-Żyła zrezygnowała z kierowania Polskim Radiem
Premier Beata Szydło wyszła ze szpitala. "Do zobaczenia we wtorek"
Finlandia: 280 tys. żołnierzy gotowych do mobilizacji. Armia blokuje wykup ziemi przez Rosjan
Prezydent: nikt dziś nie kwestionuje konieczności wzmocnienia obecności NATO na wschodniej flance
Donald Trump: Media fabrykują newsy
Nie żyje Danuta Szaflarska. Aktorka miała 102 lata
Monachium: Trump wesprze Europę, jeśli ta zacznie dbać o bezpieczeństwo
Czworo Koreańczyków poszukiwanych ws. zabójstwa Kim Dzong Nama
(en.)
Rush: Trump Immigration Crackdown Is Exactly What He Promised
Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day
Poland’s Łódź most congested city in Europe
White House unleashes federal agents against illegal immigrants
Mexican officials riled by Trump’s new deportation memos
'Forces within the FBI' may have wanted Clinton to lose
Malaysian Police Identify North Korean Diplomat in Kim Jong Nam Killing
Teen 'Suicide Games' Send Shudders Through Russian-Speaking World
TSA allows Kennedy Airport passengers to walk through security checkpoint without being screened
Dangerous radioactive particles have been detected across Europe and no-one knows where they came from
Russia's Combative 'Diplomatic Maestro' At UN, Dead At 64
Poland Considers Dispute With EU Over Rule of Law Closed
Russia wearing down resistance to hybrid attacks: Polish MEP
Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend
Pentagon Chief In Baghdad; Iraqi Forces Close In On Western Mosul
Revised travel ban targets same seven countries, exempts green card holders
Vietnam Seeks Stronger China Ties Despite New Buildup on Disputed Islands
Poland to launch its own space programme
Trump Agenda Is Beset by Opposition on Many Fronts
Priebus says US intel officials call campaign-Russia story 'garbage,' tries to end controversy
Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Western Mosul From IS
US Homeland Security Chief Promises 'Streamlined' Travel Ban
Hundreds Protest In Belarus's Gomel Against 'Parasites' Tax
Sharp exchanges at Munich Security Conference
'UNWAVERING' COMMITMENT: Pence tries to assure Europe that US will support partnership
Polish FM after Pence speech in Munich: no reason not to believe US
Seattle judge won’t immediately release ‘Dreamer’ from detention center