Bravo, Poles! It's quite creative. A recent survey of English-language newspapers, performed by me, shows that the Holocaust gets 95% of the attention, while all other genocides have to settle for the remaining 5%.So anything that reminds the world that not only Jews, but also Poles, were victims of the Germans (Nazis) is good.Let's have more "controversial" posters like this. Maybe it will stir the world's conscience, just a little bit, about how the non-Jewish victims of the Germans (Nazis) have been virtually ignored.
For some reason Liron can't post here. If anyone knows why, please let me know. She reports: Chilling poster. I rather like it. The edited PC version would read: During the Warsaw uprising, Nazis subdued 160,000 involuntary residents of the General Government. Thousands were minors.
Or might it read: During the war these mysterious Nazis caused some collateral damage?
The poster and the timing of its presentation are clearly appropriate.I also found interesting a few excerpts from a related Deutsche Welle article at http://www.dw.com/en/poland-eyes-more-german-wwii-reparations/a-39943653 “The foiled revolt against Nazi occupying forces led to the death of some 200,000 Poles and the destruction of Warsaw.” Note that, while the Germans in fact murdered Warsaw’s civilians in cold blood, DW prefers to state it was their actions that led to their deaths. Note also that the number of civilian and combatant deaths are not provided. “The federal government has paid billions over the years in compensation, namely to Jewish survivors, for war crimes committed during World War II.” It will be interesting to see whether Kaczynski and the PiS will pursue further reparations from Germany for what DW states are “the massive losses inflicted during WWII.”
Good points! Thank you, Gene.
I have read the linked article. It is obvious that the site is more interested in trivialities, such as questioning the numbers of the Polish dead, and in engaging in blame-the-victim tactics, than it is in the fact and magnitude of Polish suffering.Other articles in that website follow the same tendentiousness. For instance, one of them describes the Museum at Gdansk as 'controversial'--a code word for something that leftists don't like because it does not fit their narrative.As for seeking reparations from Germany, this has almost no chance of success. But it serves as another useful publically-visible reminder of the fact that not only Jews were victims of Nazi Germany. It also serves as an object lesson that exposes the hollowness of the Jewish claim that virtually all peoples can follow the Jewish lead and get monetary compensation for their sufferings. Instead, we all can clearly see that some peoples' sufferings are more equal than other peoples' sufferings.
Some peoples' sufferings are more equal than other peoples' sufferings because some people are able to squeeze German balls and others are not. The Poles have no one to blame by themselves for that.
Hello Martin, well, allowing for the fact that in PC terms we are usually to blame for everything (including the shooting of Bambi's mother?), yes this must be all our own fault. But do most of us down here at cannon-fodder level really have any say in things? And surely most genocides don't matter to "the world"? Didn't Hitler himself note that no-one was bothered about the recent genocide of the Armenians?It hadn't occurred to me to blame the Armenians for that.Nor would I ever do so. The cruel Great Game goes on regardless, and will until God's Kingdom is ruling over us. Which hopefully will not be long now.
I wonder about that. The Armenians (Aghet), Ukrainians (Holodomor), and the Romani/Gypsies (Porajmos) are also part of the aggregate 5% genocide attention, while the Jewish Holocaust gets 95% of the attention. So is that also the fault of the Armenians, Ukrainians, and the Romani? I think not. The Ukrainian-Canadian experience is instructive. Ukrainian-Canadians are--I freely admit--a heck of a lot more organized and supportive of each other than are Polish-Canadians and Polish-Americans. Yet years of energetic activism has gotten them only a decidedly second-fiddle mention of the Holodomor, as compared with the Jews' Holocaust, at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnepeg. Comparable imbalances exist in major Canadian newspapers.For details on this, please click on my name at this specific posting, and also examine the supplementary research I have conducted, as listed as comments under my review therein.
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