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A History of American Jewish Polonophobia Through the 1980’s


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This review is from: The Jews and the Poles in World War II (Hardcover)

Although this book was written almost 20 years ago, it retains its significance. Its author was one of the last surviving leaders of the Polish Underground state under German Nazi occupation, and was honored at Yad Vashem for his aid to Jews (p. 104). He not only gives a firsthand account of Polish-Jewish relations during WWII, but also traces many mischaracterizations of this history in the American press through 1989. The informed reader can also appreciate how little has changed since then.

Poles have at times been unfairly blamed for segregating Jews into ghettos. In actuality, before WWII, most Jews chose to live apart from Poles. Nor does this self-segregation necessarily imply discrimination by the majority. Korbonski cites the Zionist Jabotinsky (Jabotinski), who compared the self-segregation of Polish Jews to that of Europeans living in Shanghai, China (p. 8).

Before WWII, the National Democrats (the nationalists, Endeks, or Endecks) believed that Poland’s Jews were an inimical factor in Polish life owing to the non-assimilated state of most of them, along with their dominance of the economy. But whether or not in agreement with them, one has to recognize that the Endeks or Endecks, contrary to common portrayals, didn’t represent the majority of Polish opinion. Korbonski estimates that less than 20% of the Polish population supported them (p. 19).

After WWII, a very disproportionate share of the Communist government forced on Poland was Jewish. In time, many of these Jews emigrated to the US and misrepresented themselves as victims: “The ten years of Jewish rule in Poland could not be easily forgotten. It was an era of the midnight knock at the door, arbitrary arrests, torture, and sometimes secret execution. Most of those responsible for that reign of terror left Poland and upon arrival in the West represented themselves as victims of Communism and anti-Semitism–a claim which was readily believed in the West and earned them the full support of their hosts.” (p. 86).

Going further, Korbonski attributes the 1968 purge of Jews from the Polish Communist Party to a Soviet reaction to the Israeli victory in the June 1967 war and to popular Polish support for the Jewish side at the time (p. 85). Polish cardinal Stefan Wyszynski offered a prayer for Israel on June 5, 1967 (p. 92). Among leading Polish émigrés, General Wladyslaw Anders sent a letter of congratulations to Israeli General Moshe Dayan for his brilliant victory, to which Dayan responded favorably (p. 92).

Many recurrent Polonophobic themes, which first started emanating from certain sectors of the American Jewish population decades ago, are addressed and refuted by Korbonski. These include accusations of Polish collaboration with the Germans in the extermination of Poland’s Jews, universal Polish indifference to Jews, etc. Again, how disappointingly little has changed since then!

Korbonski shows that there was much more Polish aid to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising than commonly believed (and infinitely more than shown in Holocaust films!). The Polish Underground not only supplied scarce firearms to the Jewish fighters, but also fought alongside them (p. 59). There were also two unsuccessful attempts by the Polish Underground to blow holes in the walls surrounding the Warsaw Ghetto, both of which ended in the deaths of the attacking Poles. The Polish Underground was responsible for evacuating the Jewish combatants through a tunnel after the fall of the Uprising. One may also be surprised to learn that Mordecai Anieliewicz did not have to commit suicide: An open escape route still existed.

In full candor, Korbonski discusses the rare cases where Poles killed fugitive Jews, and even killed two Jewish commanders in the AK. The perpetrators were a tiny extremist faction within the NSZ (p. 66). More recent evidence suggests that the perpetrators were not the NSZ, and that many fugitive Jews were killed by bandits, some of whom had earlier been recruited by Communist bands (the AL and GL).

Already since the 1960’s, Korbonski had been writing letters to newspapers and magazines protesting the use of misleading terms such as “Polish death camps”, “Polish gas chambers”, etc. Again, how little has changed since then! Korbonski also answered the anti-Polish attacks of Abraham Brumberg (pp. 93-96), Elie Wiesel (p. 117), and others.

Korbonski elaborates on the 1985 anti-Polish film SHOAH, by Claude Lanzmann. Lanzmann used only 9.5 hours out of 350 (p. 115), choosing the scenes that fit his transparent anti-Polish agenda. Following this film, there was a formal Polish-Jewish dialogue (p. 118-on). It seems that little of lasting value was accomplished by it.

Decades ago, arch-Polonophobe Jan Tomasz Gross (Jan T. Gross) had already been writing mendacious attacks on Poland. In his book, THE POLISH SOCIETY UNDER GERMAN OCCUPATION, Jan T. Gross made sweeping accusations of the Polish Home Army (AK) being anti-Semitic (what else?), to which Korbonski retorted: “Yet he knew very well that many Jews fought in the ranks of the Home Army, including several officers at its headquarters.” Stefan Korbonski responded to that unfounded accusation in his review of Gross’ book in the ZESZYTY HISTORYCZNE publication. (p. 93). The informed reader can also appreciate how little has changed since then, as seen in the media’s recent lionization of Jan Tomasz Gross and his scurrilous attacks on Poland, as exemplified in his NEIGHBORS and FEAR.

[Please read my review of Korbonski’s review, posted in the COMMENT section under this review].

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Stefan Korbonski, who, unlike Jan T. Gross, actually lived under the German occupation, exposes and clarifies many of the distorted views of this occupation presented by Gross.

After Warsaw Mayor Stefan Starzysnki had rallied the Poles in defense of the city during the German siege of 1939, he fell into German hands after its capitulation. Contrary to Gross, the German didn’t murder him immediately. He perished at Dachau in September 1943.

Korbonski points out that Gross follows the materialist view of history, whereby deeds are supposedly motivated primarily by financial gain. Consistent with this, Gross ignores Polish patriotism, and attempts to belittle involvement in the Polish Underground by asserting that Poles were paid for their participation. In actuality, only a small fraction of participants were paid (p. 179). These were people who served the Underground full time, and had no other means of supporting themselves. In any case, the pay was meager. Some profit!

Against Gross’ bizarre opinion that Poles were relatively free under the German occupation, Korbonski briefly touches upon the horrors which the Poles experienced. And against Gross’ supposition that members of the Underground were safer than the population (owing to the possibility of access to intelligence information, etc.), Korbonski points out that Underground involvement offered no protection whatsoever against becoming a victim of random executions by the Germans, roundups for forced labor in Germany, etc. (p. 178).

Gross displays open Judeocentric bias. He selectively cites 1 (one!) Underground report’s opinion to support his sweeping generalization of Polish society being anti-Semitic. (p. 181). He repeats the mantra about Poles being disinclined to help Jews. Against this, Korbonski notes that 50,000-120,000 Jews were saved by Poles (p. 181), and that usually several Poles were necessary to save even one Jew. As for the “small number” of Jews saved, Korbonski fails to point out that no more than 150,000 or so Jews ever fled the ghettos and thus became accessible to potential Polish help. The remaining 3,300,000 Polish Jews stayed in the ghettos, never becoming accessible to potential Polish help, and perished almost to a person at the hands of the Germans.

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POLISH ANTI-SEMITISM: THE UNTOLD STORY

Was there a dialectic consisting of the Polish villain and the Jewish victim?

Hardly.

As a start, click on the links below and read my detailed reviews.

I. After the Partitions of Poland, which erased Poland off Europe’s map (1795-1918), most local Jews sided with Poland’s foreign rulers during Polish battles for independence:

History of the Jews in Russia and Poland: From the Earliest Times Until the Present Day

II. Jews generally opposed any resurrection of the Polish state because it would disrupt the geographical continuity of the Jewish “nation-within-nation” in tsarist Russia, and because it would hinder the movements of Jewish commerce:

The Tragedy of a Generation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe

III. The centuries-old Jewish religious-based separatism, and self-imposed apartheid, were increasingly being replaced by a more aggressive and politicized version–based on the Yiddishist movement and on Zionism:

The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture (Pitt Russian East European)

IV. Centuries of economic privileges had essentially made Jews an economic overclass over Poles. Both the nobility and peasantry had been effectively under their thumb. In time, all this led to Polish efforts to “take Poland back” from the Jews. Even then, the AVERAGE Jew remained better off than the average Pole:

From Serfdom to Self-Government: Memoirs of a Polish Village Mayor, 1842-1927

Social and Political History of the Jews in Poland 1919-1939 (New Babylon: Studies in the Social Sciences)

V. As Polish independence was finally being realized (1918), local Jews generally sided with Germany over the contested territories of western Poland:

The White Eagle of Poland

On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War

VI. As Poland was being resurrected, the local Jews, with the open support of international Jewry, attempted to detach the eastern city of Bialystok from Poland, and make it part of Lithuania or Russia, or even a mini Jewish state:

Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora (The Modern Jewish Experience)

VII. The so-called Minorities Treaty, being forced on the new Polish state by international Jewish pressure, was not about the Jewish rights of a religious and cultural minority–something that Poland’s Jews already had. It was about creating expansive separate-nation rights of Jews on Polish soil:

The Jews and minority rights (1898-1919) (Studies in history, economics, and public law, no. 384)

VIII. Finally, the old religious-based antagonisms did not derive solely from Poland’s Catholicism. The indisputable racism that is part of the Jewish religion was also a cause:

Jewish Identity in Early Rabbinic Writings (Arbeiten Zur Geschichte Des Antiken Judentums Und Des Urchristentums, Vol 23)

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Exposing Polonophobia

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One comment on “A History of American Jewish Polonophobia Through the 1980’s

  1. NASTĘPSTWA WYBRAŃSTWA opisał Feliks Koneczny,autor oryginalnego podziału na CYWILIZACJE w CYWILIZACJA ŻYDOWSKA,którą nazwał CYWILIZACJĄ PODWÓJNEJ MORALNOŚCI.
    Ma swoją historię żydowski,rewolucyjny bandytyzm,który znajduje swoje odzwierciedlenie w ŻYDOWSKIEJ EWOLUCYJNIE UKSZTAŁTOWANEJ STRATEGII GRUPOWEJ.Wynika ona z opisu jakiego dokonał Kevin MacDonald w KULTURA KRYTYKI.

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