Friday, December 30, 2011
Jewish Renewal in Poland: Rabbi Beliak's New Website
Bieganski the Blog exists to further explore the themes of the book Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype, Its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.
These themes include the false and damaging stereotype of Poles as brutes who are uniquely hateful and responsible for atrocity, and this stereotype's use in distorting WW II history and all accounts of atrocity.
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Interesting site. It affirms the fact that there are actually about 200,000 Jews left in Poland, and not just a few thousand as commonly thought. Poland is far from Judenrein (free of Jews).ReplyDelete
Considering the few hundred thousand Jews that had emigrated from Poland since WWII, it also implies that far more Polish Jews survived the Holocaust (perhaps as much as 500,000) than commonly supposed. Since it was virtually impossible for a Jew to survive in Poland without Polish help, it also implies that far more Jews were rescued by Poles than currently recognized.
I have studied Jews in Poland for a long time, and here is my detailed list of 40 self-reviewed books on that subject: