so that every article makes Jews sound like innocent peace loving people
Yeah,the "Polish" jews (I am not saying all,I am saying vast majority) in interwar Poland were such a lovely,peacefull and innocent bunch.Our "FELLOW" Poles like they like to portrey it,right?Well,some historians have a bit different opinion.If anyone is interested google:
Traditional Jewish Attitudes Toward Poles
by Mark Paul
Whos owns these Newspapers Grubas mentioned?
To clarify the reports of "Pogroms of jews in Poland" in 1918/1919 Jewish press in America were repeated from German press and we all should know that the 1918/1919 Germans were not the bigggest supporters of newborn Poland and were doing whatever they could to discredit Poland and Poles.Still,reports of "pogroms" in Jewish press were aimed at US administration to put pressure on Poland to allow Jews in Poland creation of their own state on Polish territory and they partially succeeded as Jews in Poland were granted privillages not met in any other country.
For the lazy ones who don't feel like doing their own research and specially for PF jews:
In an article entitled, “Jews and Poles Lived Together for 800 Years But Were Not Integrated,” published in the New York newspaper Forverts (September 17, 1944), Yiddish author and Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote under the pen-name Icchok Warszawski:
"Rarely did a Jew think it was necessary to learn Polish; rarely was a Jew interested in Polish history or Polish politics. … Even in the last few years it was still a rare occurrence that a Jew would speak Polish well. Out of three million Jews living in Poland, two-and-a-half million were not able to write a simple letter in Polish and they spoke [Polish] very poorly. There are hundreds of thousands of Jews in Poland to whom Polish was as unfamiliar as Turkish. The undersigned was connected with Poland for generations, but his father did not know more than two words in Polish. And it never even occurred to him that there was something amiss in that."
. Rose Price recollects: ‘I was born in a small Polish town. In our district, everyone knew everyone else: grandparents, aunts, friends, neighbours, merchants, and craftsmen. The strangers were the non-Jews—the Poles.’ That there was such fundamental closeness and such great psychological alienation is astounding. Both the Polish and Jewish side harboured grievances and prejudices, although these had different sources and disparate natures. The model of bilateral contacts accepted by both sides was one of peaceful isolation, of a life devoid of conflict, but also of closer friendship. The Jews were an ethnic community with a marked consciousness of their cultural distinctiveness, which had been strengthened through the centuries by their common history, and which manifested itself in the cult of tradition and religious ties. Apart from tradition and religion, other important factors binding the Jewish community were the Yiddish language, clothing, customs, and communal institutions.
FELLOW POLES?Give me a break.
You say the Poles pointed Jews out to the Germans?They didn't have to,a Jew among Poles was sticking out like a sore thumb.