Anthology on Jewish Resistance and anti-Polonism

Published: 1996-08-12

Webster's Dictionary defines the word "anthology" as: "collection of poems, stories, etc." The book Anthology on Armed Jewish Resistance 1939-1945 (1986 Second Revised Edition) by Isaac Kowalski, (ISBN 0-9613219-0-3) is made up of stories of valor, various claims and charges, some anonymous, most fantastic. Nothing in this 650 page book is authenticated. Not a single document from Polish, Russian, German or even Jewish reliable sources to substantiate the accomplishments claimed. The book has no historical value. Undeservedly, it has been accepted by some university libraries as research material. It is also shelved in public libraries. It qualifies for a specific designation, i.e. "HOLOCAUST tales of myth". In his attempt to change the image of the Jews from having gone "like lambs to the slaughter" to "resistance fighters", Kowalski has compiled a dubious account.

As in most "HOLOCAUST tales of myth", the distortion of history, the degrading of Polish suffering, of Polish contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany and anti-Polonism in general, runs rampant, – therein our interest in Kowalski's maladroit labor. We urge Poles, especially Polish historians and those who personally know the conditions in WWII Poland, to read this book, to discredit it where deserving and request its removal from university libraries as research material.

Jews hiding in Polish forests, were fed and clothed by Poles in adjacent villages. We have not yet noticed any credit to them in Kowalski. When supplies of food became meager and Poles not willing to part with the rest, the Jews became raiders, leaving Poles to starve or murdering them, often burning their homes. Inadvertently, Kowalski, in his zeal to present as many Jews as possible as fighters, packed his book with many photographs and names. This should be of interest to Poles still alive who were victims of Jewish atrocities.

Throughout the Anthology the photos show the "partisans" well fed, relaxed and often smiling. Several ladies overfed. The absence of photos of any wounded is conspicuous.

On page 249, is a photo of the now famous murderer Salomon Morel (see An Eye for an Eye (1993) by John Sack). The caption reads:

"Maj. Salomon Morel as a sergeant fought in the Polish Peoples Army together with his brother Icek. They participated in many fights against the enemy. Icek fell in battle. Certificate verifies that Salomon was a Lieutenant in the Polish Army in 1947. Morel is a lawyer. Resides in Poland."

The accompanying certificate issued by the Lodz Office of State Security (Wojewodzki Urzad Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego w Lodzi) on January 24 1947, is not signed but contains a typewritten and a stamped name of Mieczyslaw Moczar. Kowalski presents Morel as a hero and makes no mention of his frenzied murders of civilians in postwar Poland. Morel is a fugitive. The Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Against the Polish Nation in Poland was/is conducting an investigation of Morel. Coincidentally, this photo of Morel is on a WANTED flyer currently circulating around the U.S. titled "A Jewish Mass Murderer and War Criminal Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity"

On page 49:

" ... Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union were the only countries where civilian resistance ever became more than a minor harassment, and in the Soviet Union it did not become effective until late in the war. In Poland, the underground movement hit its stride only in 1944, and then mainly in an ill-fated rebellion in Warsaw: ... "

The demonization of the Poles is shameless. Below is quoted one anonymous account in its entirety. It includes interesting information re the value of Jewish "fighters". The writer claims that his group of Jews were eager to fight the Germans, but then reveals that they avoided confrontation, even got themselves into crossfire because of own ineptness and he offers no account of any fighting (page 526):

"Escape to the Partisans. From the Memorial Book of Kuznitz

In the beginning of the summer 1944, I and a number of Jews succeeded to escape, our destination was the partisans. We thought that all who are fighting the Hitlerite murderers were our friends.

We arrived in the forest and found out that even here we are Jews, we sought contact with the partisans, eager to fight the German invaders, no one wanted us, our lives were endangered by the partisans...

We did have terrible experiences with the Polish partisans of the National army (Armia Krajowa) in short A.K. They were numerous, armed with English 'Stens' supported by the Polish government in London and had a good supply of the British currency pound. The Poles were more involved in killing Jews then [sic] to fight the German invaders.

Another group of Polish traitors the National Fascist N.S.Z. of the Endecja the Polish Nazi Party collaborated with the German invaders, their main struggle was wanton murdering of Jews. We made contact with another group, the supposedly 'friendly' to Jews, the peasant partisans of B. Ch. A. supported by the Soviet Union. They listened to us and said: We are not acceptin [sic] Jews ...

We were the oldest group in the forest of Starachwitz, our group grew every day, we accepted every Jew we found hiding in the forest, and those that escaped from the villages. We tried to make contact with all the partisan groups operating in our vicinity. They all refused to integrate the Jewish partisans in their groups.

We came in contact with a group of Russian partisans, among them were a number of Jews from Lublin. They were good Jews, helped us, gave us advice, instructions, and the latest news from the front. One day an armed messenger came to us, inviting our group of Jewish partisans to the high command of the Russian partisans. We followed the messenger with fear, holding our meager weapons, ready to fight for our lives.

We arrived to a large partisan camp all in Polish uniform run by the A.L. (Armia Ludowa) and supported by Russia. A high ranking officer appeared, the now famous general Moczar. He spoke to us a few words, and told us that we will receive 10 guns, an [sic] two caps of ammunition.

Among our group was a Jew Meizlitch, he was an officer of the Austrian Army, he was our leader. In a hurry he organized our group in military formation, we paraded in front of General Moczar saluting him as a gesture of appreciation for the weapons. The other Polish partisans saluted back yelling: 'Moyshe, Moyshe ...' We said good bye and went back to our own 'Kingdom'. We were very pleasantly surprised by the noble action of the Polish partisans.

Later we found out the reason behind their 'Noble action'. The Jewish partisans were a few kilometers in front of the Polish base. The Jewish partisans were to be the shock absorbers in case of a German attack, the sound of battle will provide enough time for the Polish partisans to escape ... The Germans however attacked in the other direction where the main Polish base was stationed. We later joined another group of partisans.

At the approach of winter, all our vicinity was overtaken by the Germans. Our leadership decided to retreat to areas liberated by the Soviet-Polish army. Not far from Sandomierz around Tzuzmir the Russians crossed the Vistula, we decided to reach that point, we were 40 kilometers from the front. For two days and nights we marched in sub zero weather in deep snow, we lost our way, and suddenly found ourselver [sic] facing a German military base. They opened fire at us, the Russians thought that the Germans were attacking them, so they too opened fire. Our group of Jewish partisans found ourselves in a cross fire. We lost a few good fighters, but the rest of us were able to retreat to our base in the forest."

In The Polish Way (1994) Adam Zamoyski refers to General M. Moczar in the context of Polish tragic conditions of the 1950s as follows, page 381: "Behind this stodgy democratic facade the Party leadership set about repairing the damage suffered by the apparat since Stalin's death. In 1959 the insalubrious figure of General Moczar was placed in command of the security services, and a new campaign of petty persecution was launched against the Church."

Armia Krajowa and N.S.Z. in addition to effectively fighting Germans, were protecting Polish villages from Jewish raiders/murderers, many years later termed "partisans". In his Anthology, Kowalski very likely provided the Poles with photos and names of those murderers who, in order to keep away attention from themselves publish terms as "Polish traitors", "National Fascist N.S.Z", "Polish Nazi Party Collaborated with the German invaders". At some point, Poles should laugh at this Jewish nonsense and in turn call attention to some facts that Jews put efforts to supress.

Re Jewish traitors and collaborators with the Germans, ref. The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan (1973) Translated and Edited by Abraham I. Katsh, page 12:

"At moments the diary expresses the violent anger of a prophet of old calling down the wrath of heaven on the enemies of his people. And Kaplan rebukes both Western leaders and world Jewry for their 'conspiracy of silence.' Kaplan spares nobody. He pours out his wrath equally against cruelties committed by the victor and by the servants of the tyrant. He castigates Jewish collaborators, the Jewish police in the ghettos, those who zealously fulfilled the instruction of the conquering powers, the pursuers of loot, and those who profited by exploiting misfortune. To Kaplan, not even the death of the Nazis' Jewish henchmen atones for their own evil, for their active and passive collaboration, their encouragement of apathy."

Emanuel Ringelblum in his Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto and Ber Mark in Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto use even stronger words indicating and condemning Jewish collaborators. For more on this subject see also: Judenrat (1972) by Isaiah Trunk; Perfidy by Ben Hecht; Stella (1992) by Peter Wyden; Eichmann in Jerusalem (1977) by Hannah Arendt; The Transfer Agreement (1984) by Edwin Black; Special Treatment (1985) by Alan Abrams; Heroes, Antiheroes and the Holocaust (1995) by David Morrison; The Seventh Million (1993) by Tom Segev. All available at local libraries or through inter-library loan.

Menahem Begin, the terrorist turned Prime Minister of Israel, called the "haavara", i.e. business dealings by the Zionists in Palestine with Nazi Germany, "collaboration with the Nazis". He identified Mapai, an opposition party, with the Nazis and his "[P]arty posters screamed: "The bones of our martyred parents – to the Mapai-Nazi Blood Market." – see Segev, page 213.

In Jewish History, Jewish Religion (1994) the author, Israel Shahak, mentions Jewish Nazis as follows, page 112:

"[I]n the summer of 1980 – following an assassination attempt by Jewish terrorists in which Mayor Bassam Shak'a of Nablus lost both his legs and Mayor Karim Khalaf of Ramallah lost a foot – a group of Jewish Nazis gathered in the campus of Tel-Aviv University, roasted a few cats and offered their meat to passers-by as 'shish-kebab from the legs of the Arab mayors'. Anyone who witnessed this macabre orgy – as I did – would have to admit that some horrors defy explanation in the present state of knowledge."

The world knows that Communism with all its evil and terror, is a Jewish creation. But how about Fascism ? The closeness of Jews in Italy to Fascism, until in July 1938 Mussolini "embarked on a program of anti-Semitism" is recorded in The Jews of Italy (February 1939) by Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, No. XXIV, page 7:

"As far as Jewish youth is concerned, Zionism has made hardly an appeal, and they have been, by and large, entirely swallowed up in the world of Fascist ideals."

Page 8:

"With the friendship and understanding cooperation of premier Mussolini, it looked like Italian Jewry was about to experience a tremendous revival."

Page 9:

"An indication of how secure the Jewish community felt was the fact that a Rabbi appeared in a synagogue pulpit in full Fascist uniform for the first time in Italian history on July 13th [1938] when Rabbi Feldman of Poland was formally installed as chief Rabbi of Florence."

Page 12:

"When, in 1925, an attempt was made on Mussolini's life, the Jewish Fascists held a Thanksgiving Service for his escape."

Page 13:

"There was a time when certain Jewish circles inclined to the belief that no inherent conflict existed between the essential principles of Judaism and Fascism."

Page 14:

"From all ... quotations made, year after year, it is clear that Mussolini is definitely on record as an enemy of anti-Semitism and racism. But just as we know those statements to be true, so too, do we know that Mussolini since July 1938, has changed his mind and has today embarked on a program of anti-Semitism."

Page 18:

"Many of Mussolini's closest associates were Jews. ... Professor Giorgio Del Vecchio was one of the founders of the Fascist party. ... Unless he has recently been outsted, a Jew, Giacomo Cepilli, is the leader of the Fascist forces in Trieste. ... Two Jews, Simon Daus and Gini Bolaffi, are among the 37 Fascist heroes buried in the Italian Panthenon at Florence, a Fascist shrine reserved for those killed defending Fascism. ... Another Jew, Augusto Turati, was the first General Secretary of the Fascist Party."

Page 20:

"Gino Avia was the scientific expert for the drafting of the new constitution of the country, based on Fascist principles." End of quotes re Jewish Facism.

In Kowalski's Anthology, on page 199 is a fascinating photo of twelve Jewish men. It is captioned: "Reunion of Treblinka survivors in 1944. ... " Their names are listed, identified by a co-survivor. Treblinka was liberated by the Russians on July 25, 1944. These survivors show no signs of incessant beatings, maimed bodies, disfigured faces or even malnutrition. They are elegantly dressed, some in leather jackets and knee-high, shiny, leather boots. How these men survived a death camp unscathed is a loaded question. Perhaps they were the "Goldjuden" who extracted gold from their co-religionists/victims for the Germans (and themselves), had access to oranges, chocolate, "kielbasa", – luxury items in war-time Poland, and organized resistance only when they felt their own end might be near. Jean-Francois Steiner, in his book Treblinka (1967), audaciously termed as a documentary until the Israeli court discredited it, writes about the "Goldjuden".


© August 12, 1996

POLISH-AMERICAN PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

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