31 March 2013

Germany attacks Poland - again. This time it's on moral grounds.

The Algemeiner has an article on a new German series on World War II. This one's different, though. It's about Poland during that period. It's titled "Our Mothers, Our Fathers" and it "follows the lives of five wartime Germans, shows members of Poland’s resistance army shunning Jewish members and failing to help others heading for Auschwitz, the UK’s Daily Mail reports. In one scene, a partisan boasts “we drown Jews like rats.”"

"Producer Nico Hofmann said the depictions of ‘the Polish situation…. are based on historically vetted material’ and there was no intention to defame the Poles. Hofmann said one of his goals was to encourage a national debate among the generations “to speak for the first time about the experience” of the war."

This is in response to very loud Polish protests. However, descendants of Ashkenazi Jews (and lots of other people, too) will know just how close to home this comes. They shouldsn just thank their lucky stars they're not equated with those nice people in the Baltic States who vied with each other the be the first to proclaim themselves "Juden frei".

What can I say? The truth hurts.

By: Brian Goldfarb


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Like the fact that a large percentage of the SS was non-german and voluntary, truth's a bitch.

SnoopyTheGoon said...


SnoopyTheGoon said...

In Alan Furst's novel "Kingdom of Shadows", I found the following quote:

last week, in May, the Hungarian parliament had passed a law
restricting Jewish employment in private companies to twenty percent of
the workforce.

Morath said "But the government had to do something, something
symbolic, or the Hungarian Nazis would have staged a coup d'etat"

Balki read further. "Who is count Bethlen?"

conservative. Against the radical right." Morath didn't mention
Bethlen's well-known definition of the anti-Semite as "one who detests
Jews more than necessary."