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Warsaw - Father Of Polish Prime Minister Says Jews Gladly Moved To Ghettos To Get Away From Non-Jews

Published on: March 20, 2018 05:00 PM
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FILE - Kornel Morawiecki attends the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the 1980s protest and the rise of Solidarity in Gdansk, Poland on 31 August 2016  APFILE - Kornel Morawiecki attends the celebration of the 36th anniversary of the 1980s protest and the rise of Solidarity in Gdansk, Poland on 31 August 2016 AP

Warsaw - A former Polish politician who is the father of the country’s prime minister said that Jews during the Holocaust moved to ghettos of their own accord to get away from non-Jewish Poles.

Kornel Morawiecki, a former senator whose son, Mateusz, became prime minister last year, made the remark in an interview published Tuesday by the online magazine Kulturą Liberalną.

“Do you know who chased the Jews away to the Warsaw Ghetto? The Germans, you think? No. The Jews themselves went because they were told that there would be an enclave, that they would not have to deal with those nasty Poles,” said Kornel Morawiecki.


His remarks come amid a diplomatic crisis between Poland and Israel, which protested the passing last month of legislation in Poland that criminalizes blaming Poles for Nazi crimes. Jewish groups said the law limits debate and research on the actions of thousands of Poles who betrayed Jews to the Nazis or killed Jews.

The crisis escalated last month when the prime minister said that the Holocaust had not only German, Ukrainian and Polish perpetrators, but Jewish ones as well. His Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, called the remark “outrageous.”

The Polish prime minister’s father in the interview also touched on alleged Jewish complicity in the Nazi-led genocide against the Jews. He spoke of the Zagiew ring of Jewish informants that the Germans used to infiltrate resistance groups.

“Who sent Jews to the Umschlagplatz?” Kornel Morawiecki asked, using the German word for places, often city squares, where Jews were rounded up to be deported to death camps. “Did the Germans do it? No! The Jewish police were on the Umschlagplatz!”

Leading scholars of the Holocaust rejected the drawing of parallels between Jewish and Polish collaborators with the Germans, citing the fact that the former were prisoners destined for extermination and the latter were occupied civilians who by and large were allowed to lead their daily lives unless they violated Nazis laws.

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 Mar 20, 2018 at 05:42 PM Judith Says:

Despicable swine , should roast in an inferno .


 Mar 20, 2018 at 05:46 PM sissel613 Says:

As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and former Ghetto occupant-I say--NIE!!!!


 Mar 20, 2018 at 05:48 PM Reb Yid Says:

So what he's saying is the the Poles are such awful people, Jews would rather die than have to live near them.


 Mar 20, 2018 at 06:25 PM abilenetx Says:

Yes Jews also volunteered to go to concentration camps, Jews volunteered to starve to death, Jews volunteered to go to gas chambers, etc. just to help the Germans and Poles, sounds like a good way to release yourself from guilty feelings. If you sing and talk loud enough you won't hear the sounds of the dead.


 Mar 20, 2018 at 06:36 PM lipa101 Says:

so he's admitting that the Poles were very bad to the Yidden and were killing them before the Nazis could get to them. Huh????


 Mar 20, 2018 at 07:13 PM Cricket Says:

Does he also think Poles are joke targets because Poles were not creative enough to make jokes and therefore asked everyone else if they could do so but forgot to clarify they meant jokes for them, not about them?


 Mar 20, 2018 at 07:01 PM StevenWright Says:

This guy should be investigated for attempting to assuage some of the guilt of some of his nefarious deeds.
And I'm not so sure he's his father...


 Mar 20, 2018 at 07:09 PM Cricket Says:

Poles make such uncalculated transparent lies that in comparison they make the cunning Iranian lies more believable to uneducated audiences.


 Mar 20, 2018 at 09:30 PM DanielBarbaz Says:

The stench of Polish anti-semitism gets more vile every day.


 Mar 20, 2018 at 11:32 PM Anonymous Says:

Nothing but a piece of Poilishe Dreck! The home of the biggest anti-semites in the world!


 Mar 21, 2018 at 08:24 AM Butterfly Says:

The apple did not fall very far from the tree. He is an out an out anti semite and that is why he was elected to public office by his fellow Poles!! One piece of drek to another !!


 Mar 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM grandbear Says:

Yes the jews gladly gave away their homes and businesses to their good polish neighbors to live in the ghetto 15 people to a room and starve.


 Mar 21, 2018 at 11:51 AM Buchwalter Says:

In October 23 1941 my mother and father a'h were deported from Vienna to LitzmaNNstadt Ghetto ,Lodz. The moment we walked from the train german police started beating everyone whodid not walk fast enough>My mother was deportedto the gas chambers in chelmno and my father a'h starved in Ghetto. YMSH the poles


 Mar 21, 2018 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

The Poles still hate Jews aND they are tio them parczywa Zyydze


 Mar 21, 2018 at 10:20 PM Dr_Obvious Says:

Reply to #5  
lipa101 Says:

so he's admitting that the Poles were very bad to the Yidden and were killing them before the Nazis could get to them. Huh????

You're right! Maybe he'll be arrested under their new law!


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