Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alex Storozynski, the Kosciuszko Foundation, And the KF "Polish Concentration Camps" Petition

Alex Storozynski, President of the Kosciuszko Foundation, has been circulating a petition, and speaking to the  media, about the press use of the phrase "Polish Concentration Camps."

Funny thing. There is a book on the market right now, "Bieganski: The Brute Polak Stereotype, Its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture," that offers the only currently available book-length analysis of phrases like this and the stereotype they represent.

And Alex Storozynski never mentions "Bieganski" in his recent Huffington Post on this topic.

And the Kosciuszko Foundation has so far declined to support "Bieganski" in any way, including in so simple a way as to invite me, the book's author, to speak.

Concerned Polonians may email President Storozynski and suggest that if he really cares about this issue, he might want to get behind the only book on the topic currently available, a book that has been praised by significant scholars including John Mearsheimer, James P. Leary, Rabbi Michael Herzbrun, and Father John Pawlikowski.

Links to Storozynski's pieces and petitions:

Huffington Post

Petition

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