Category: Opinion Story

In defense of the Polish Ambassador to Ireland

In defense of the Polish Ambassador to Ireland

IN DEFENSE OF THE POLISH AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND As the son of a member of the Polish Underground unit Zoska that was acknowledged by Yad Vashem for saving 350 Jews during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, I take umbrage at the letters by Alan Shatter and Oliver Sears published in the Irish Times on October 4th…

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What Do Students Know About the Holocaust?

What Do Students Know About the Holocaust?

REVIEW – DETAILED SURVEY – Slav Genocides Are Invisible in the British Classroom! Holocaust Supremacism Rules, as Does German Guilt Diffusion This work is a seldom-done detailed analysis, this time of British children and teens, aged 11 to 18, and what they understand about the Holocaust. It was conducted by the University College London (UCL)…

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Impressions from the conference “New Polish School of Shoah History”

Impressions from the conference “New Polish School of Shoah History”

SCANDAL! Anti-Polish attack during a pseudoscience conference in Paris – as revealed by a participant and video. Impressions from a participant at the conference “New Polish School of Shoah History” in Paris on February 21-22, 2019. Video recorded during scandalous treatment of Poles protesting against slanders directed against Poland and Poles by the panelists after…

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Szymon Datner’s lost legacy – How Israeli journalists and historians misquote “Forest of the Righteous”

Szymon Datner’s lost legacy – How Israeli journalists and historians misquote “Forest of the Righteous”

Szymon Datner was a prominent Polish historian of Jewish descent, best known for his research on German war crimes committed against Jews, particularly those escaping from the ghettos in occupied Poland. In 1969–70 he presided over the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and was one of the historians at the Polish Commission to Investigate German Crimes,…

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Prominent “Foreign Policy” spreads a hoax, “made in Poland” – PMI responds

Prominent “Foreign Policy” spreads a hoax, “made in Poland” – PMI responds

Dear Editors, Somewhat ironically your correspondent’s one-sided and blinkered perspective is a form of revisionism masquerading as insight (Foreign Policy, February 12, 2019, by Mateusz Mazzini, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology). The suggestion in the headline is also absurd: “Poland’s Historical Revisionism Is Pushing It Into Moscow’s Arms.” Come again? “Following…

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Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

Israeli Haaretz manipulates historical data

In an offensive story falsely accusing the Auschwitz‑Birkenau Memorial and Museum of rewriting history, the Israeli daily Haaretz misquoted the historical data of a renowned Polish historian Szymon Datner: “However, Polish-Jewish historian Szymon Datner estimated Polish people directly caused the murder of 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust by handing them over to Nazis, informing authorities where they were…

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Anti-Polish Israeli media network Arutz Sheva distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations – a Polish response from Chicago

Anti-Polish Israeli media network Arutz Sheva distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations – a Polish response from Chicago

Daniel Grynglas, a Polish-Jewish writer and a pro-Israeli activist living in San Jose, California, tries to forge a co-operation between Poland and Israel. Unfortunately, his “Can Israel make common cause with Poland?” strikes the wrong tone and distorts the history of Polish-Jewish relations. Polish Media Issues has asked Jan Peczkis, a Polish-American activist from Chicago to comment on…

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Associated Press and the Nazis – Political reporting and propaganda

Associated Press and the Nazis – Political reporting and propaganda

By Chris Jeżewski (UK) and Marek Błażejak (Germany) The news services of international agencies like Associated Press and Reuters reach the desks of thousands of journalists around the world. Therefore they have a significant impact on how events are perceived by the public.  Misleading and inaccurate reporting inevitably causes a misperception of events and can trigger hostile attitudes towards a person, institution or a state that was…

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