On September 1st Poland presented A REPORT ON THE LOSSES SUFFERED BY POLAND AS A RESULT OF GERMAN AGGRESSION AND OCCUPATION DURING WORLD WAR II, 1939-1945. The Report consists of three volumes: Volume A - A collection of studies; Volume B - Photographic documentary; Volume C - List of atrocity sites. The download will start automatically.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

We have the right to defend the honor of our nation and the memories of our victims

We don't want to minimize the role of Poland in the Holocaust because Poland did not participate in it. We did not invent concentration camps. We didn't build them in Poland. Not one Pole was among the Auschwitz's guards (a few years ago Polish authorities combined and published the full list), but the Poles were the first to be sent there.

Ever since the end of the World War II there has been an aggressive and very consistent propaganda in Germany, in the United States, and around the World that uses the phrases "Polish concentration camps" or "Polish death camps". It was designed to whitewash and negate Germany's responsibility for this horrible war. We, the Poles, had no right to fight back until after the fall of communism. Our "bolshevik" masters didn't care, they had their own sins and crimes to hide.

The idea behind this propaganda campaign was simple: to show the Germans rather as a nation of victims than the perpetrators. It was this element of German politics, where the government and public institutions separated what the Nazis were doing from what the Germans were doing. But that's not everything. There were also activities aimed at removing some of the responsibility and transferring it to other nations conquered by them, to show that even if there was a crime, that the Holocaust took place, the Germans may have prepared it, but other nations just waited for it and willingly participated in it. - Just a few years ago Glenn Beck was asking why the Poles did not do anything to stop the Holocaust. - In short, it was about breaking down and sharing the responsibility and blame. That way after the war, they wanted to create an image of a new Germany that would have little in common with the old one.

Now, it is probably the last chance for Poland to defend it's honor and the memory of the millions that perished in the last World War.