Sunday, April 14, 2024

Poles were banned from participating in the celebrations of the liberation of KL Ravensbrück. Police and Antifa react

Poles who want to honor the memory of those murdered during World War II in the German Ravensbrück concentration camp are not allowed to enter by the local police because they wear the national emblems. We are talking about a scandalous situation regarding the delegation of the Association of National Armed Forces. The arbitrary decision was made by the management of KL Ravensbrück Museum. 

Karol Wołek, president of the Board of the Association of Soldiers of the National Armed Forces, says:

The museum management stated that it is not possible to enter the museum area with the national flags and emblems, in particular with the emblems of the National Armed Forces, which they view as nationalistic. They claim that they do not allow anyone with national emblems to enter. Still, other national groups were admitted, also in uniform, although the museum website states that this is prohibited.

The association asked the management of the Ravensbrück Museum for its official position. "We previously presented a letter containing a list of female prisoners of the Ravensbrück camp who are members of our association and were arrested by the Germans for serving in the National Armed Forces."

In response, the association received information from the museum management that it was considered an anti-Semitic organization and would not be allowed to enter the former camp with its symbols. Mr. Wołek emphasized that Jews actually fought in the ranks of the National Armed Forces during World War II.

In the years 1939-45, 132,000 women and children were imprisoned in this German concentration camp. There were also 20 thousand men. Polish women constituted the largest group of women imprisoned in KL Ravensbrueck. At the time of liberation, there were only 2,000 prisoners still alive.

Interestingly, the German police were aided by Antifa members. After 12:30, local time, Antifa militants tried to prevent Michał Gwardyński, a TV Republika reporter present in Ravensbruck, from going live. The militants covered the camera with cards and banners. When the reporter started live coverage, the German policeman appeared and tried to prevent that. A verbal argument broke out.

"We are in Ravensbruck. We see a gathering of the far-left Antifa organization trying to prevent live coverage. They follow our cameras, I don't know what motivates these people. The police tried to intervene, but it seems to me that they support people who freely disturb the work of journalists. A few meters from here, there is the 'Wall of Death,' where victims of German executioners were shot, and next to it, Antifa set up a stall; they decided to sell their books and brochures there" - Gwardyński said on live broadcast.

Tomasz Sakiewicz, editor-in-chief of TV Republika, commented live on the situation:

In the camp where Poles were murdered, a Polish journalist is attacked for having a Polish flag. German para-terrorist organizations are supported by the German police. That is an incredible scandal, which has its own importance at this moment.

PoloniaNews: The irony of both situations is completely lost on Germans, but it's not on Poles.

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna and TV Republika.