Monday, April 15, 2013

Museum for Polish Jews? Huffington Post Readers Spew Anti-Semitism

Last week the Huffington Post had an article about a new museum being built in Warsaw to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and all the Polish Jews who died in the Holocaust. Buried somewhere in the middle of the article was a debate about whether to include a monument to Poles who saved Jews. The people who were opposed to the idea said that although the righteous Poles were indeed worthy of being honored, placing it in the same museum would (a) be an expression of Polish nationalism which they didn't feel was appropriate and (b) be misleading to the visitors to think that the dominant attitude in Poland at the time was to save Jews. Which just wasn't the case. Regardless, this wasn't in any way the main point of the article.

Anyway, did you know that there is a strong pro-Poland contingent on the Huffington Post? Many of whom just happen to also be "critics" of Israel's "policies?" Neither did I, but check it out. The vast majority of the comments on the thread were belittling Jews, whining about how Poland is being too nice to them, undermining the WGU by demanding that Poles also be given "credit," or unrelated complaining about Jewish people. Here is just a sampling:

(Key phrase: "In order to placate the crystalline sensibilities of a minuscule and litigious minority. when is enough enough?" Apparently Jews not wanting to die by the millions is "crystalline sensibilities." How selfish of them.)

And as always, Huffington Post approved.

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