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  •  Poland is notoriously the most antisemitic (2+ / 0-)
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    country in the western world. The number of Jews in Poland on September 1, 1939 amounted to about 3,474,000 people (from a referenced Wikipedia article). Are there even a few hundred remaining today in Warsaw?

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 01:15:48 PM PST

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    •  I know, but probably Ukranians are worse (1+ / 0-)
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      anti-semites than poles.

      Apparently when Hitler was asked why he put most of the concentration camps in Poland he replied something to the effect that it was easier to do in Poland than in Germany or Austria (which btw is/was worse than Germany).

      "Say little, do much" (Pirkei Avot 1:15)

      by hester on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 01:30:56 PM PST

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      •  Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, pre-Bolshevik Russia (1+ / 0-)
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        They didn't like us in lots of places. And did anyone ever come to our aid? Forget about it. BTW, check out the video "The Long Way Home" ( to see what the Jews in Europe were subjected to after WWII and the incredible help brought to them by General Eisenhower to release them from ongoing military imprisonment.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:19:13 PM PST

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    •  pretty sure.. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm pretty sure WWII had something to do with this too.  After all, Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939...

      Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana

      by RAST on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 03:00:11 PM PST

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    •  Pilsudski was really good to Jews (0+ / 0-)

      unfortunately he died in 1935.

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