Monday, June 1, 2020

Rioters Attack Synagogues

"F--- Israel" and "Free Palestine" graffiti sprayed and synagogue window smashed on east coast and west

Stories here and here


  1. Jerzy PankiewiczJune 2, 2020 at 3:47 AM Poland is a better place to live than many US cities.

    1. And it's much safer for Jews than most countries.
      No shootings in the synagogues.
      No home-made rockets falling on houses.
      No exploding virgin-lovers.

  2. I do not know any Polish 'Holocaust deniers' or 'Nazis'.

  3. Jerzy PankiewiczJune 4, 2020 at 2:33 AM I do not know the politician, but there exists anti-Polish propaganda. The propaganda is not prevented, documented, answered. There is a story about anti-Semitic PiS. Dr. Bilewicz, an enemy of the government, has published his results. The majority of Poles overestimates help for Jews, the minority (influential, educated) overestimates crimes committed by Poles. Marcin Zaremba, who was academic, was attacked both by the government and liberal academicians. I do not know if he is still independent, he supports Graabowski's excesses . The war between the two groups is more and more radical. Are always rich, educated and influential right?

  4. Jerzy PankiewiczJune 4, 2020 at 3:02 AM

    Opinion of a 1968 emmigrant from Poland. 'In Poland antisemitic attitudes are common, as has been well demonstrated. Sometimes they are expressed publicly. However, as far as I know there have been no physical assaults, nor other forms of ”attacks”. The rabbi and others walk with kippas on. People go to synagogues, which are guarded but not barricaded as in other countries — Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen are some I personally experienced. I just visited the Great Synagogue of Sydney, where I was interrogated for about 15 minutes before being allowed in. In that sense, Poland is one of the safest countries in Europe for Jews.' Summarizing - antisemitic, but one of the safest.

  5. Jerzy PankiewiczJune 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM Jonathan Feldstein is realistic: Yet Jews are not so interested in how Poles were also victims of the Nazis. Poles are not keen on being blamed for the atrocities that took place “under occupation.”

    1. Hello Mr Pankiewicz,

      Jonathan Feldstein mentions pogrom in Kańczuga. He seems to blame town's inhabitants for that crime.
      Some facts.

      On 31th March 1945 a band of several criminals came to Kańczuga and murdered 13 Jewish citizens of that town.
      Pogrom was organised by band's leader - a lieutenant of communist militia. Among his henchmen at least two were also a members of militia. Both of them were also members of the communist party.
      All identified perpetrators were from outside of Kańczuga. Those were not victims' neighbors.
      Band was also responsible for robbing a state-owned farm, a distillery and a bank.

      Official Party line was that the pogrom was commited by the Home Army unit. In reality AK (disbanded on 19 January 1945) had nothing to do with those murders. And neither did the citizens of Kańczuga.

    2. Thanks Jerzy

      Please let me know your connection to this other than I see you shared my article

      I attempted to post the following reply:

      I’m not sure why I was put on this chat and appreciate the comment about me being a realist. I regret the statement that it appears I am blaming the towns inhabitants. It’s a stretch to read that into a statement that says “the pogrom that took place in April 1945, after the war was over, where several Jews who had survived and returned were murdered by Poles.” Where’s the blame other than on on Poles, not all Poles and not indicating where they resided?

      I also don’t know about “official party line” but it’s hard to take that too seriously. I don’t know who’s party line that is. There are records from survivors that are honest and introspective including one from a man who is still alive and a segment of his book recounting this event were translated and published at the same time as my article.

      I don’t know who killed the Jews of Kanczuga and don’t suspect anyone does except the murderers and any descendants of theirs with whom they may have shared their role in such.

      I wrote my article from the perspective of a jewish man who had dozens of relatives who lived and were murdered there and inspired by Patryk and his caring to remember learn and reconciliation

      We probably wouldn’t be having this conversation if it weren’t a fact that Jews were murdered by the scores or hundreds in their own backyard


    Umar Lee

    Of course Polish people have been oppressors too of their Jewish population and in cities such as Chicago in America have been part and parcel of the white anti-black establishment.

    The Poles who emmigrated to the USA were generally starving in Europe. They did not oppress anyone, rather they were opressed. Nice to read that Poles belonged to the 'white establishment' in Chicago, but was it true? The Poles weren't WASPs, they worked hard, they were subject of Polish jokes.


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