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Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski Rejects Holocaust Restitution

Postby Sannhet » 1 week 5 days ago (Sat May 13, 2017 12:12 am)

A New York Times story (May 10, 2017) by Nina Siegal, features a Jewish woman, Hania Rosenberg (b. 1934) poetically born and raised in -- imagine this! -- Auschwitz itself (the town, not the camp) (a.k.a. Oswiecim).

Heroic Victim Rosenberg and her mother emigrated to Sweden after the war. Seventy-some years later, she wants her grandfather's land in Poland back but is having a difficult time at it; her campaign to recover the property has been selflessly taken up by the brave reporters at the New York Times. (After all, someone's got to stand up for the Jews, right?)

Siegal heroically names-and-shames Jaroslaw Kaczynski as a possible anti-Semite (b. 1949 in Warsaw; former Polish Prime Minister; head of Poland's current conservative ruling party, "seen by some as de facto leader and the most powerful man in Poland"). She quotes him:
“On what basis should Poland decide that those with Jewish ancestors get compensated, whereas Belarussians, Poles, Ukrainians or Crimean Karaites, or Tatars and Germans — all of whom used to live here before the war — shouldn’t be compensated?” Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the governing party, asked supporters last year. (The Karaites and Tatars are minority groups that speak Turkic languages.)

“Is Poland able to turn back time and compensate all those who suffered in those tragic events?” he asked. “Does it mean that the descendants of poor Poles are supposed to pay the descendants of those who were rich? This is what it comes down to.”
Did you catch those anti-Semitic code words! This Kaczynski must be stopped! He is two steps away from Hitler!

To step back into reality, of course, he is right. If pre-war land claims are all valid, a very large amount of Polish real estate would go into German hands... And Poles would get a lot of the land in western Belarus and Ukraine.

Miss Siegal does not care. A subtext to her article, subtle but strong, is that Jewish land claims are more important, more valid, than gentile land claims. To say otherwise is immoral.



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Re: Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski Rejects Holocaust Restitution

Postby hermod » 1 week 4 days ago (Sun May 14, 2017 8:39 am)

In his comment, Mr. Kaczynski didn't give preferential treatment to Jews. He even implied that Chosenites are not superior to "Belarussians, Poles, Ukrainians or Crimean Karaites, or Tatars and Germans." More than enough to be called an anti-Semite in these days...
"But, however the world pretends to divide itself, there are ony two divisions in the world to-day - human beings and Germans. – Rudyard Kipling, The Morning Post (London), June 22, 1915

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Re: Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski Rejects Holocaust Restitution

Postby Hektor » 1 week 3 days ago (Mon May 15, 2017 12:44 pm)

hermod wrote:In his comment, Mr. Kaczynski didn't give preferential treatment to Jews. He even implied that Chosenites are not superior to "Belarussians, Poles, Ukrainians or Crimean Karaites, or Tatars and Germans." More than enough to be called an anti-Semite in these days...


Some people are more equal than others. The hypocrisy by those pretending universal equality should be all too obvious.

On the other hand the greedy and growing demands for "reparations" should piss off a growing number of people. Problem is that many people believe that taxes are some kind of free money and hurt nobody. Well they do, and often they hit the weakest most.


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