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(1) Holocaust Industry demands $$ from Poland; but Poland lost 20% of its population - Find another Sugar Daddy(2) Poland outlaws phrases such as 'Polish death camp' to describe Nazi killing sites in occupied Poland(3) Many Poles 'turned a blind eye'; Poles are culpable not as individuals, but collectively(4) Those Jews attacking Poland themselves Deny the Nakba, their Terrorizing of Palestinians to drive them off their land(5) The Shakedown of Eastern Europe - Norman Finkelstein(6) Unique Suffering (of Jews) confers Unique Entitlement, a Claim on Others - Norman Finkelstein(7) Polish pogroms - Jedwabne (1941) and Kielce (1946)(8) Holocaust industry targeting Poland - Bob Kordecky(9) Poland cancels Israeli Education Minister Bennett visit over Holocaust complicity remarks(1) Holocaust Industry demands $ from Poland; but Poland lost 20% of its population - Find another Sugar DaddyG. P. Lynne<>	 29 January 2018 at 13:46(FYI:) In WW2 Poland had the highest death rate of any nation: 20% of the population died.April 13  – International Katyn Day – NO ONE WAS EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE. (cf. attached)Esp. (3):(3) Poland is not responsible for genocide & expropriations conducted by German and Soviet occupiers.["Find yourself another 'sugar daddy'..."](2) Poland outlaws phrases such as 'Polish death camp' to describe Nazi killing sites in occupied Poland,7340,L-5076753,00.htmlLawmakers vote to outlaw references to 'Polish death camps'Poland's lower house approves bill prescribing up to three years in prison for using phrases such as 'Polish death camp' to describe Nazi killing sites in occupied Poland; critics say would be impossible to enforce the law outside Poland.Associated Press, Published:  01.27.18 , 11:06WARSAW — The lower house of the Polish parliament approved a bill Friday that prescribes prison time for defaming the Polish nation by using phrases such as "Polish death camps" to refer to the killing sites Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II.The bill passed Friday is a response to cases in recent years of foreign media using "Polish death camps" to describe Auschwitz and other Nazi-run camps.Many major news organizations are sensitive to the issue and ban the language, but it nonetheless crops up in foreign media and statements by public officials. Former US President Barack Obama used it in 2012, prompting outrage in Poland.Many Poles fear such phrasing makes some people, especially younger generations, incorrectly conclude that Poles had a role in running the camps.The legislation calls for prison sentences of up to three years. It still needs approval from Poland's Senate and president.Critics say enforcing such a law would be impossible outside Poland and that within the country it would have a chilling effect on debating history, harming freedom of expression.While the law contains a provision excluding scholarly or academic works, opponents still see a danger.They especially worry it could be used to stifle research and debate on topics that are anathema to Poland's nationalistic authorities, particularly the painful issue of Poles who blackmailed Jews or denounced them to the Nazis during the war.Dorota Glowacka, a legal adviser with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Warsaw, said the broad scope of the bill opens up the potential for abuse.(3) Many Poles 'turned a blind eye'; Poles are culpable not as individuals, but collectively,7340,L-5077518,00.htmlPolish death camp bill divides Holocaust survivorsNew bill to outlawing reference to 'Polish death camps' scolded by Holocaust survivors who see attempt to 'erase history' and insist Poles 'were complicit in Nazi atrocities'; others say bill doesn't matter.Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth writers|Published:  01.28.18 , 23:26The new Polish legislation that prescribes prison time for defaming the Polish nation by using phrases such as "Polish death camps" to refer to the killing sites Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II, has sparked a dispute among Holocaust survivors.Forced to confront one against their shared past, the legislation has created a division among the survivors.One the one hand, some have expressed understanding for the Polish move and emphasized that clear distinctions have to be drawn between the conduct of Polish citizenry and the Nazis.Others stress that the vast majority of Poles "turned a blind eye" to the horrors that befell European Jewry on their soil, insisting that the majority were complicit with Nazi Germany's extermination program."During the war Poland was an occupied country, and there was a government in exile in London, and it obviously didn’t encourage the murder of Jews or collaborate with the Nazis," said Holocaust survivor Lilly Haber, who today serves as the chairwoman of the Forum of Polish Immigrants and Members of The Presidium of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC)."But there is culpability for the Poles themselves as individuals and I’m not talking about one or two, but a large percentage of the population. This is something the Poles should have faced long after the war, and not just gloried, honored, and praised the 6,500 Righteous Among the Nations," she added."What about the tens of millions who stood on the side or actively assisted in the killings? They acted to achieve the result for the Germans which they wanted—the destruction of the Jews. They assisted in the Final Solution and that can’t be denied," Haber concluded.Moreover, Haber noted that the Poles were not mere accomplices to the Nazis’ liquidation of Jews and their atrocities, but also initiated murderous acts without prompting from Berlin."When they’re glorifying the rescue of Jews, they have forgotten, for example, that the Kielce Pogrom was one year later," she said in reference to the 1946 pogrom in the Polish city which claimed the lives of dozens of Jewish refugees."A few months ago the Polish minister of culture said it was hooligans who did it. Who are these hooligans? Creatures from outer space? They were Polish citizens," Haber stressed."And these are Polish citizens of one kind, the Catholics, who massacred Polish citizens. And when they talk about Poles who were murdered because they helped in hiding Jews—in most cases the Gestapo knew how to get to them because of Polish denunciation."The Poles, she added, should have learned from the Germans and taken responsibility."Seventy-three years after the war, we were sure we wouldn't have to deal with what happened in the Holocaust other than what we learned from it, but it turns out we were wrong. It turns out that the Polish government still needs to teach history."Similarly, another Holocaust survivor, Yehudah Maimon, opined that the law was inappropriate. "I don’t blame the Polish nation. Not all Poles are to blame, but if the Polish government seriously wants to cleanse itself, it needs to introduce legislation against those who collaborated with the Germans. There were Poles who killed Jews at ‘the festive occasion’ when the Germans killed," he said.On the other side of the aisle are Polish Holocaust survivors such as Shraga Milstein, who was six years old when the Second World War broke out.Taken with his family a ghetto and later to the Buchenwald concentration camp and Bergen-Belsen, today he believes that it is not Israel’s place to interfere or weigh in on such issues."What does it matter what the Poles legislate? They were also under occupation and it bothers them that no distinction is drawn between them and the German Nazis who were there," Milstein pointed out."We are now 73 years after the end of the war and the liberation of the camps, our relations as Jews and the State of Israel with Poland are good today as they are with Germany. That says something. We as a state need to deal with the Poles of today as we do with the Germans of today, and not to attribute the crimes of forefathers to the third and fourth generations."For Tommy Shaham, whose family was almost entirely wiped out in the Holocaust, the Polish law is laughable. "In Poland they were collaborators and even today there’s anti-Semitism," he insists.Shama passed through Auschwitz death camp and was liberated in Poland 73 years ago. According to him, the Poles were responsible for some of the atrocities that took place there and often demonstrated more zeal than the Germans in inflicting suffering on their Jewish victims."The capo at Auschwitz was a Polish woman and she was more cruel than the Germans. She did more than what she needed to do," he recalled.The aim of the Polish Law, Tommy argued, is to "erase history. But we remember it well. We have evidence and there is no court that will be able to erase the history. The map, Auschwitz is on Polish, not German, soil."While Shaham pointed out that "there were anti-Semitic Poles just like in every other country," he said it was also "important to remember that the Germans were the ones who did it. There were anti-Semites in Poland, but they weren’t worse than the Nazis. The Germans were the ones who at the end of the day gave the orders.Amir Alon, Itamar Eichner, Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen, Yale Friedson, Telem Yahav, Israel Moskowitz and Eitan Glickman contributed to this report.  Poland's Holocaust revisionism and Israel's Nakba denial To: Peter Mailstar <>(4) Those Jews attacking Poland themselves Deny the Nakba, their Terrorizing of Palestinians to drive them off their land +972 BlogPublished January 28, 2018Between Poland's Holocaust revisionism and Israel's Nakba denialPoland’s attempt to scrub clean its role in the murder of European Jewry is, at its core, no different from Israel’s attempt to erase the catastrophe that befell the Palestinians in 1948.By Haneen ZoabiThe responses coming from Israel to the new Polish law, which forbids discussing war crimes committed by the Polish people during the holocaust, are nothing if not paradoxical. While the Israeli establishment, from the Right to the Left, denies the identity, history, and catastrophe of the Palestinian people, it reprimands those who deny responsibility for the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust.The Holocaust, a monstrous, well-planned genocide, was possible not only because of the Nazis’ nightmarishly meticulous implementation, but also because those who stood aside as it was happening. The Germans had willing accomplices, including many Poles, who took an active part in the persecution and murder. The history books talk about the "hunt for the Jews," which led to the murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews, both directly and indirectly, during the Second World War.The president of Poland — not the Polish state — from the right-wing Law and Justice party, denies the involvement of Polish citizens in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust, and is attempting to promote a "new strategy in historical policy." The new law, which criminalizes any researcher who dares publish the truth, is an attempt at historical revisionism. There is no doubt that the Nazis, who planned the Final Solution, were the ones who carried out the crimes, yet many Poles gladly cooperated with them.To what extent were those Poles different from other European nations? What could really be done in the face of the well-oiled Nazi machine? Only few took the risk and offered protection to Jews. How many really provided shelter, food, or help to them during those years? Most stood aside and ignored what was happening, perhaps out of helplessness or unwillingness to help. And yet, there is a still a big difference between "not helping" and actively joining the hunters. That is why the Polish law is problematic: it is an attempt to criminalize truth tellers and rewrite history. The uproar, then, is entirely justified.A state in denialSo how is this law any different from the Nakba Law, which would withhold state funds from cultural and educational institutions that commemorate the horrors that befell the Palestinians in 1948? Isn’t the Nakba Law also an attempt to rewrite history? To hide and deny certain parts of it? It is true that the Nakba Law does not — yet — criminalize individuals. But in its essence, it is a law that seeks to silence, just as the Polish law does, and allows the effective denial of the Palestinian catastrophe.As opposed to Poland, which legislated this disgraceful law at the behest of its right-wing president, the Zionist state was established entirely on denying my identity, and my connection to my homeland. One example of that denial is the artificial separation between "Israeli Arabs" and Palestinians. "Arab MKs must take care of ‘Israeli Arabs,’ not the Palestinians," we are told over and over again. The term is one of domestication — of denial — and I am expected to identify with it, to adopt that separation.There is no doubt that the Polish law is wrong. But it is no less wrong than the Nakba Law. Yet the Polish law does not deny the Holocaust, while the Israeli law denies the Nakba. The Polish law denies that part of the Polish people were responsible for the Holocaust — that is, it distinguishes between the crime and the criminals. The latter are "the others," the bad guys, the Nazis. The Poles were "okay," they were victims of the Third Reich, just like the Jews.The Nakba Law, on the other hand, denies history itself, since according to the law the Nakba never actually took place. Instead, there were Palestinian villages whose residents rejected the Partition Plan and "voluntarily" left their villages "with the expectation that they would return after a few days." There was no expulsion, no murder, and no home demolitions. The events at Deir Yassin were an outlier — if they even happened in the first place.The Nakba Law is the natural result of a process that began long ago. Moreover, the state’s use of the Holocaust is no worse than Holocaust denial. The Holocaust has turned into a political tool to be used against anyone who dares criticize the state. Accusations of anti-Semitism have become a way to defend Israel, which claims to represent world Jewry.We, the native Palestinians of this land, blame Israeli society, in its entirety, for its historical indifference and blindness. We accuse it of denying our existence, our identity, and the crimes carried out by the state until this very day — on both sides of the Green Line.As a Palestinian, I feel a kinship with the victims of the Holocaust. I am angry at all those who continue to murder and remain silence, those who force others to remain silent.Israel expels, denounces, and persecutes not only Palestinians, but anyone who identifies with them: human rights activists, parliamentarians, BDS supporters. Israel needs a world beset by fear — one that sees what is happening and remains silent. Just like Poland.Haneen Zoabi is a member of Knesset for the Balad party. This article was first published in Hebrew on Local Call. Read it here. ==Poland xNazi German death camps as Polish or accuses Poland of complicity. Poland lost six million citizens including three million Jews(5) The Shakedown of Eastern Europe - Norman FinkelsteinThe Holocaust Industry, by Norman G. Finkelstein:{p. 130} The shakedown of Switzerland and Germany has been only a prelude to the grand finale: the shakedown of Eastern Europe. With the collapse of the Soviet bloc, alluring prospects opened up in the former heartland of European Jewry. Cloaking itself in the sanctimonious mantle of "needy Holocaust victims," the Holocaust industry has sought to extort billions of dollars from these already impoverished countries. Pursuing this end with reckless and ruthless abandon, it has become the main fomenter of anti-Semitism in Europe.(6) Unique Suffering (of Jews) confers Unique Entitlement, a Claim on Others - Norman FinkelsteinThe Holocaust Industry, by Norman G. Finkelstein:{p. 47} The claims of Holocaust uniqueness are intellectually barren and morally discreditable, yet they persist. The question is, Why? In the first place, unique suffering confers unique entitlement. The unique evil of the Holocaust, according to Jacob Neusner, not only sets Jews apart from others, but also gives Jews a "claim upon those others."{p. 48} For Edward Alexander, the uniqueness of The Holocaust is "moral capital"; Jews must "claim sovereignty" over this "valuable property. "14In effect, Holocaust uniqueness - this "claim" upon others, this "moral capital" - serves as Israel's prize alibi. "The singularity of the Jewish suffering," historian Peter Baldwin suggests, "adds to the moral and emotional claims that Israel can make ... on other nations. "15 Thus, according to Nathan Glazer, The Holocaust, which pointed to the "peculiar distinctiveness of the Jews," gave Jews "the right to consider themselves specially threatened and specially worthy of whatever efforts were necessary for survival. "16 (emphasis in original) To cite one typical example, every account of Israel's decision to develop nuclear weapons evokes the specter of The Holocaust." As if Israel otherwise would not have gone nuclear.There is another factor at work. The claim of Holocaust uniqueness is a claim of Jewish uniqueness. Not the suffering of Jews but that Jews suffered is what made The Holocaust unique. Or: The Holocaust is special because Jews are special. Thus Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, ridicules the Holocaust uniqueness claim as "a distasteful secular version of chosenness."18 Vehement as{p. 49} he is about the uniqueness of The Holocaust, Elie Wiesel is no less vehement that Jews are unique. "Everything about us is different." Jews are "ontologically" exceptional. 19 Marking the climax of a millennial Gentile hatred of Jews, The Holocaust attested not only to the unique suffering of Jews but to Jewish uniqueness as well.(7) Polish pogroms - Jedwabne (1941) and Kielce (1946) PiS government encourages anti-SemitismBy Clara Weiss29 August 2016{wsws takes a Trotskyist line; it does not mention that the postwar Communist Government of Poland was largely Jewish-run, just as the early Bolshevik Government in Russia was. Whether this was a factor in either of these two pogroms I do not know, but it should be at least mentioned - Peter M.}The Polish government in Warsaw is calling for a revision of history aimed at downplaying Poland’s involvement in anti-Semitic crimes. The centrepiece of the right-wing conservative government’s campaign is the pogrom in Jedwabne, a village in the northeast of Poland. There, in the summer of 1941, Polish anti-Semites killed more than 350 Jews with the agreement of German occupying forces.Education minister Anna Zalewska asserted in a television interview she was not clear who was responsible for the pogrom in Jedwabne, as well as the pogrom in Kielce in the summer of 1946. Shortly before, Jaroslaw Szarek, the new director of the Institute for National Memory, which is under government control, denied the responsibility of Polish nationalists for the Jedwabne pogrom.Soon afterwards, right-wing Lublin-based historian Ewa Kurek announced plans to collect signatures over the summer for a petition calling for the exhumation of the remains of the victims of the Jedwabne pogrom. The mayor of Jedwabne, Michael Chajewski, backed the exhumations, telling the Gazeta Wyborcza, "Yes, I would do that. It is necessary to clarify how many were killed and by whom, in order to overcome doubts."The exhumation of the victims’ remains was already ordered in 2001 under the presidency of Lech Kaczynski. But it was never implemented, above all due to worldwide protests. The Jewish religion prohibits exhumations, which are considered to be a desecration of the dead. Representatives of Jewish organisations in Poland and internationally repeatedly spoke out against the exhumations.Prior to the Second World War, the Jewish community in Poland was the largest in Europe, numbering 3.5 million. In virtually every Polish city, the Jewish population amounted to between 30 and 50 percent of the total, and in some even more. In the country as a whole, which was still dominated by agricultural production, the Jewish community amounted to 10 percent of the entire population.During the Second World War, the Nazis turned occupied Poland into the main location for the extermination of European Jewry. All six concentration camps (Auschwitz, Treblinka, Che?mno, Sobibór, Majdanek and Belzec) were located on current Polish territory. Only around 350,000 Polish Jews survived the war, most of them in the Soviet Union. At least 1.5 million Jews from other European countries were transported to camps in Poland and murdered there.Polish anti-Semites also carried out pogroms against the Jewish population prior to, during and after the war. The Jedwabne pogrom, which occurred soon after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, is the most well known of these. In 2000, the Polish-American sociologist Jan Tomasz Gross published a book on the pogrom titled "Neighbours," unleashing the most wide-ranging debate on historical and political questions since 1989.Gross played an important role in the student protests of March 1968 in Poland and then emigrated in 1969 with his family as a result of the Stalinist regime’s anti-Semitic campaign. In his book, he utilised generalisations and an ahistorical method recalling that employed by Daniel Goldhagen in his book Hitler’s Willing Executioners. Like Goldhagen, Gross, whose writings are riddled with anti-communism, opposes a class analysis of fascism and anti-Semitism. Instead, he makes use of national abstractions and declares "the Poles as a nation" to be "perpetrators."By contrast, he says nothing about the history of the Polish workers’ movement, which in the 1930s led a struggle against the anti-Semitism of the government and extreme right-wing forces. Gross paid just as little attention to the crimes of Stalinism, which made possible Hitler’s victory in Germany, beheaded the socialist movement in the 1930s and prepared the way for the Second World War with the Stalin-Hitler pact.However, in contrast to the claims of the Polish government, there is no historical doubt about the responsibility of Polish anti-Semites for the Jedwabne and Kielce pogroms. A comprehensive investigation by the Institute of National Memory (IPN), which was commissioned by the government in the wake of the publication of Gross’s book, came to the conclusion that at least 340 Jews were killed in the summer of 1941, broadly agreeing with Gross’s figures.Many victims were burnt alive in the village’s church. Research by historian Anna Bykont confirmed the findings by the IPN and Gross. According to Bykont, the pogrom was carried out by nationalist elites in the village.With over 40 fatalities, the Kielce pogrom of July 1946 was the worst of a series of attacks and bombings that killed more than 200 Holocaust survivors between 1945 and 1948. The pogrom was covered up by the Catholic Church as well as the Polish Nationalist Armija Krajowa (Home Army), which was waging a guerrilla war against the Stalinist government and its troops at the time, and deliberately stoking the spectre of a "Zydokomuna" (Jewish commune).Confronted with this anti-Semitic violence, 150,000 of 250,000 Holocaust survivors who had returned to Poland after 1945, left the country by 1948. In the 1950s, and particularly in response to the student protests of 1968, the Stalinist regime conducted a series of anti-Semitic campaigns that forced tens of thousands more to emigrate. According to various estimates, between 5,000 and 25,000 Jews live in Poland today. (Some estimates, which include fully assimilated descendants of Jews, put the figure at 100,000).In response to the education minister’s comments, several teachers wrote an open letter to the education ministry that has been signed by 1,300 teachers to date. In it, they resist "the manipulation of Poland’s recent history." In Polish schools, neither the Holocaust nor Polish anti-Semitism are compulsory subjects, but a growing number of teachers are attending training courses at their own expense to be able to teach the subject.Shortly thereafter, dozens of renowned researchers on Polish-Jewish relations at universities in the US, Israel and France published a letter opposing the comments of the Polish education minister. The Law and Justice Party (PiS) government is directly appealing to the far right with its actions. The denial of the responsibility of Polish nationalists for anti-Semitic pogroms has been a key plank of extreme right-wing ideology for decades. A major campaign of agitation against Gross has been waged in Poland for years with unmistakable anti-Semitic undertones.The Polish attorney general filed a lawsuit against Gross last autumn for "insulting the honour of the Polish people." The right-wing Gazeta Warszawska, Zakazana Historia published an anti-Semitic caricature and a vile article agitating against Gross. The radical right-wing "Fortress for Poland’s good reputation–Polish anti-defamation League" backed the campaign with petitions against Gross.The campaign is pursuing the goal of suppressing all historical research which contradicts the nationalist falsification of history. This is in keeping with the anti-communist law from earlier this year, which criminalises "communist propaganda" and requires the removal of all symbols associated with the socialist workers’ movement and the Polish People’s Republic (PRL) from public spaces.Like the right-wing Polish nationalists in the 20th century, the PiS government combines anti-communism with anti-Semitism. Since the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, the anti-Semitic spectre of the "Jewish commune" has been a central component of Polish nationalist ideology and of a large section of the bourgeoisie.In the face of the economic crisis, the Polish government encouraged right-wing tendencies in the 1930s, which carried out pogroms on Jews, organised economic boycotts of Jewish businesses and drove Jews out of the universities. From 1936, the elimination of the Jews from Polish economic life and the "Polandisation" of major cities were official policies of the government, which collaborated closely with fascist groups and drew inspiration from the suppression of Jews in neighbouring Nazi Germany.In 1937, Polish justice minister Witold Grabowski travelled to Germany to discuss with senior Nazis the adoption of the Nuremberg race laws in Poland. This was not firmly pursued, but between 1935 and 1939, the Polish government implemented several anti-Jewish laws, which dramatically worsened the economic and political position of Polish Jews.Several professional associations, above all doctors, lawyers and traders, imposed bans to exclude Jews from their professions. De facto ghetto benches and a numerical limit were enforced for Jewish students at universities. Between 1936 and 1938, clashes took place almost daily between right-wing students and Jews or socialists. In some cities, especially Lvov (today Lviv and part of Ukraine), numerous Jewish students were murdered on campus.Bloody street battles occurred in many villages and towns between fascist bands and armed self-defence groups for Jewish and Polish workers’ parties in the years prior to the German occupation of Poland in September 1939. The government gave free rein to the right-wing Endecja group led by Roman Dmowski, which carried out numerous pogroms.Although the Nazis persecuted the Polish right wing during the war and drove the nationalists into the resistance movement, some of them supported the Nazis’ "final solution" of the "Jewish problem." The pogroms by Polish nationalists during the Second World War, above all in rural areas, took place in this context.Education minister Anna Zalewska is not the only government representative to dispute the responsibility of Polish nationalists for the pogroms in Jedwabne and Kielce. Current defence minister Antoni Macierewicz edited the radical right-wing newspaper G?os (the Voice) in the 1990s, where he published several anti-Semitic articles himself and denied the Jedwabne and Kielce pogroms. Macierewicz declared in an interview in the early 2000s that the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," an anti-Semitic pamphlet, was in essence correct. The encouragement of anti-Semitism is part of the preparations for war against Russia and the militarisation of society, through which far-right forces are being systematically mobilised and integrated into the state. Macierewicz personifies this policy. As a notorious anti-communist and anti-Semite, he is also one of the sharpest critics of Russia. At the recent NATO summit, he shook hands with US President Barack Obama and other heads of Western governments who agreed to the demands of the PiS government for the stationing of NATO troops in eastern Poland.(8) Holocaust industry targeting Poland - Bob Kordecky  From: Bob Kordecky <> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:49:55 +0100I was amazed when I received a letter from some American evangelicals organization, in which they asked for donations to elderly Jewish poor in Israel. The letter was accompanied by a picture of an old Jewish lady looking for food in a trash bin. Maybe she was a victim of Holocaust?So, every honest Christian or Jew should  ask what happened to billions of dollars of compensation paid mainly by Germans allegedly to victims of Holocaust.The answer to this question can be found in the activity of   so-called  Holocaust Industry described by Norman FilkensteinWe are currently dealing with an unprecedented anti-Polish propaganda campaign on the part of Holocaust Industry, aimed at transferring part of the blame for Holocaust from Germany to Poland in order to extort huge damages from Poland. The part of this propaganda campaign is attempt to popularize the term "Polish concentration camps" instead of German Nazi death camps, falsifying history of World War II. In such a situation, the reaction of  Polish government is understandable.Poland is a very uncomfortable country for Holocaust Industry because it has been victim of aggression of two of the most criminal systems in history of the world: Nazism and communism. Jews who were victims of Nazism in the communist system were activists of Soviet apparatus of terror, responsible for mass crimes committed on the Slavic (including Poles) civil population. Racialism and hypocrisy of the Western ideology of political correctness is puzzling. All attention is focused on suffering of  Jews and almost completely ignores crimes committed on the Slavic nations like Poles, treating them as second-class victims. A good example of such an approach may be the case of  Soviet dissident Solzhenitsyn, who was adored in the West for many years. He even received Nobel prize. However, when he wrote a book in which he revealed enormous participation of Jewish communists in crimes of the Soviet system, he fell into disgrace and his book was almost completely ignored in the West.Getting Money From the Germans. Got a Good Thing Going, So Why Stop With the Germans? The Pedagogy of Shame For PolandBy Jan PeczkisAlthough now written over a decade ago, this book is very timely. The trend nowadays is to redefine non-German European nations (notably Poland) as co-perpetrators of the Holocaust (or at least "complicit in the Holocaust") for rather obvious reasons. For an update of Finkelstein, please click on, and read my detailed English-language review, of <> Nie musimy placic Zydom!. It is clear that, individual exceptions aside, the Poles owe the Jews nothing. All Jewish demands, for compensation for Jewish properties lost during the German-made Holocaust, had been satisfied in 1952 and 1960.NO MERITOCRACY ON GENOCIDES! THE HOLOCAUST IS ONE OF MANY GENOCIDESFinkelstein is, to begin with, very critical of the notion that Jewish suffering is special and that it is deserving of special public memory. His own mother, a Holocaust survivor, opposed moral distinctions between different peoples' sufferings (p. 8). Finkelstein examines and rejects arguments advanced to support the uniqueness of the Holocaust. He finds them internally inconsistent and intellectually barren, and suggests that whenever a particular argument is refuted, a new one is advanced in its place. He scoffs at the notion that the Holocaust is beyond rational understanding or that it is uniquely evil. He shows how the current preoccupation with the Holocaust, among both Jews and gentiles, did not begin until over 20 years after WWII, and dismisses the notion that this was just a delayed reaction of the Jewish community to the trauma of the event. He points out that there is no evidence for any such delayed group reaction to trauma. Finkelstein pulls no punches in identifying the real foundation for Holocaust-uniqueness claims: UNIQUE SUFFERING CONFERS UNIQUE ENTITLEMENT (p. 47). He even sees this as a form of self-aggrandizement by certain Jews.TODAY'S JEWS IN PERSPECTIVEAmerican Jews have been very successful. Norman G. Finkelstein points out that American Jews' per capita income is almost double that of non-Jews (p. 32). Sixteen of the forty wealthiest Americans are Jews. Some forty percent of American Nobel Prize winners in science and economics are Jewish. So are 20% of the professors at major universities, and 40% of partners in the leading law firms in New York and Washington.ORIGINS OF THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRYFinkelstein traces the origins of the Holocaust Industry to the progressively more flagrant misuse of reparations monies that began from West Germany in 1952. In time, the number of "Holocaust survivors" has been bloated to a ridiculous extent (even to the inclusion of 2nd and 3rd generation of those who experienced the Holocaust). Moreover, up to now, only 15% of reparations monies have actually gone to Jewish Holocaust survivors! The rest went to Jews and Jewish organizations that never went through the Holocaust, but which have arrogated to themselves the claim that they speak for Jewish victims. Finkelstein calls this a racket. He discusses the shakedown of the Swiss, and how they paid out 1.25 billion dollars to avoid being labeled "anti-Semitic", "hard-hearted", "unwilling to come to terms with one's past", etc., even though claims of confiscated Jewish wealth in Swiss banks turned out to be almost completely baseless.POLES AS TARGETS OF THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRYThe Polonophobic tone of Holocaust materials have long made Poles suspicious that it is agenda driven. This is now openly corroborated by Finkelstein.By way of introduction, the Pole is familiar with the PEDAGOGIKA WSTYDU (The Pedagogy of Shame). A Communist authority would accuse a person of something, and would keep pressuring him to "confess" as the only way of redeeming himself. Now the Holocaust Industry is engaging in its own version of PEDAGOGIKA WSTYDU. The constant portrayals of Poles as a primitive, villainous people are designed to shame Poland into paying off the Holocaust Industry, and to generate international pressure on Poland to force her to do so. At the same time, the instilling of guilt into young, mostly-uninformed Poles, is designed to make them more Judeo-compliant. The Pole is all too familiar with standard Holocaustspeak, such as "Facing up to dark chapters in history" and "Coming to terms with the past."Norman G. Finkelstein touches on the anti-Polish aspects of the Holocaust Industry. (p. 130-133). However, so-called property-restitution efforts go far beyond efforts of still-living Jews to reacquire their prewar property, or for Poland's existing Jews to reacquire some prewar communal properties. Compensation-reparations demands are never satisfied, and can go as far as pressuring Poland to pay for everything that belonged to Jews before the war, even though Poland had been conquered by the Germans and had nothing to say about the seizure of Jewish property and the murder of the Jews. Of course, this would totally bankrupt Poland. But if taken this far and applied consistently and fairly, it would also mean that Poland would have to pay compensation to the Germans for lands acquired after the war, whereas the Ukraine, Byelorussia, and Lithuania would have to pay compensations to Poland for the prewar Polish lands seized by the Soviet Union. But why stop there? Would present-day Germany and Russia pay Poland compensation for all the vast amounts of Polish properties destroyed during and after the German-Soviet WWII conquest and occupation of Poland? Laugh...We again face the same-old double standard: A Talmudic-style dual morality which imposes one set of laws on the Jew and another, less favorable one on the GOYIM.(9) Poland cancels Israeli Education Minister Bennett visit over Holocaust complicity remarks,7340,L-5091404,00.htmlPoland cancels Bennett's visit over Holocaust complicity remarksItamar Eichner|Published:  02.05.18 , 22:53Poland canceled Education Minister Naftali Bennett's planned visit to the country Monday after the Bayit Yehudi leader accused the Polish people of complicity in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust amid uproar over Polish legislation that would outlaw exactly that.Bennett was scheduled to visit Poland next Wednesday to address Polish students and meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland, Jaroslaw Gowin.Ahead of his visit, Bennett announced that "in Poland, I will make it clear: the past can't be rewritten, the future should be written together."He noted that while thousands of Poles helped Jews during the war, many others participated in their persecution. "I am going to speak truth, where the truth took place," he said.This prompted the Polish government to cancel the visit, with spokeswoman Joanna Kopcin´ska clarifying Monday evening that in the wake of Bennett's remarks, "there will be no such visit in Poland."Bennett said he was "honored" by the cancelation. "The government of Poland cancelled my visit, because I mentioned the crimes of its people. I am honored. The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it," he stated."Now, the next generation has an important lesson to learn about the Holocaust of our people, and I will make sure they learn it. This decision by the Polish government will be a major part of the lessons of the Holocaust, even if they intended to achieve something else."Bennett went on to admit that "indeed, the death camps in Poland were built and operated by the Germans, and we cannot allow them to evade responsibility for these actions," but reiterated his assertion that "many Polish people, all over the country, chased, informed or actively took part in the murder of over 200,000 Jews during, and after, the Holocaust.""Only a few thousand people, Righteous Among the Nations, risked themselves to save Jews. That is the truth. I agreed to a dialogue based on truth. The Polish government chose to evade this truth. No legislation will change the past," he said.After Bennett's statement, the government spokeswoman said the Polish side is "convinced" that soon the two sides will agree on a date to meet."We will certainly talk about our common history soon," Joanna Kopcinska, the spokeswoman, said in a statement sent to Reuters.Kopcinska said that Poland would like to talk about "the huge involvement of the Polish nation in saving Jews during the war, because under the conditions of German occupation, people of Jewish origin could hardly be saved without the help of Poles."But she said Poland is also ready to talk about "the painful cases when people behaved despicably" and turned their neighbours in to Germans."(The bill) does not limit such discussions, but aims to fight against false accusations against Poland for its complicity in the Holocaust."Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz responded to Bennett's remarks by saying that the part of his speech "which speaks of the need for dialogue, is of course welcome and is consistent with our position," but added that "to mention the Poles as active participants in the Holocaust is an incorrect and undesirable distinction.""We must seek to reach agreements, to talk and to resolve the dispute," he added.Czaputowicz said Bennett's visit has not been planned by the Polish government. "Minister Bennett declared readiness to come and his words do not help the dialogue at this stage and, at the same time, show that there are different voices in Israel," Czaputowicz told broadcaster TVN on Tuesday."Part of the public opinion, some politicians want to accuse Poland of complicity in Holocaust and this is a problem which has arisen," he added.The bill proposed by Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice Party calls for fines and prison sentences of up to three years for purposely trying to attribute the crimes Nazi Germany carried out during the nearly six-year occupation to the Polish nation as a whole. It passed in parliament last week and is awaiting a decision by President Andrzej Duda over whether to sign it."I hope that an agreement will be reached still ahead of the president's signature," Dziannik Gazeta Prawna daily quoted Anna Azari, the ambassador of Israel to Poland, as saying."If we are to talk, then it makes sense before the legislation process is finally completed," Azari said.Duda is likely announce his decision on the bill on Tuesday, RMF FM radio said.Poland's government has argued that it is fighting against the use of phrases like "Polish death camps" to refer to the camps Nazi Germany operated on Polish soil. Poland has also sought to highlight its own suffering at the hands of the Nazis."I think that the bill is precise and does not require a change. I do not know what the president's decision will be. Let's wait a few hours. We are all tired with this issue," Foreign Minister Czaputowicz said.The bill sparked outrage in Israel, raising tensions with a close ally. Israel sees it as an attempt to whitewash the role some Poles played in the killing of Jews during World War II.The bill has also drawn criticism from the United States and condemnation from a number of international organizations as well as Polish minority groups.Poland, which had Europe's biggest Jewish population when it was invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union at the start of World War Two, became ground zero for the "final solution," Hitler's plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe.More than three million of Poland's 3.2 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of the Jews killed in the Holocaust. Jews from across the continent were sent to be killed at death camps built and operated by Germans in Poland, including Auschwitz, Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor.According to figures from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Nazis also killed at least 1.9 million non-Jewish Polish civilians. Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.-- Peter Myerswebsite: