Ironside: If you keep on coming back with this lie, I cannot take you seriously....
Was it the fault of the Jews that this little boy made up a story that he was kidnapped by Jews and that he "saw them drink the blood of christian babies"? Isn't it true that before he died, I believe it was in the 90's, this boy admitted that it was all a made up story, whispered in his ear by his dad? Wasn't it true that this fals accusation lead to the hysteria that lead to the killing of dozens of Jewish citizens of the town of Kielce? Isn't it true that these very same Jewish civilians just had come back to the place where they were born and raised? Isn't it true that crazed mobsters searched passing trains for Jews and killed them when they found them? Isn't it true that this pogrom was instigited, deliberated and executed by Poles? And wasn't it true that some of the ringleaders of this mob were sentenced to death by the Polish government? You tell me, how could this NOT be a Polish mistake, ironside? What did the Jews exactly do to provoke their killing? What was the Jewish part in this, except being the victim? What exactly is a lie in all this, ironside? Pls stop being so obnoxious, otherwise I will have to stop to take YOU serious.
vetala: This guy is actually saying that nearly all of 300.000 Holocaust survivors in Poland were murdered! Defensiveness is a natural reaction to such ridiculous accusations.
Indeed, incidents like the Kielce pogrom were just what they were: incidents, be it very unfortunately timed incidents. Usually everything comes down to timing and starting a pogrom against the remaining survivors of the biggest mass murder of all times, just ended a mere year before, is clumsy, to put it pleonastically. It did send a ripple through Europe and I think it is co-responsible for the birth of the idea in America and Israël that the Poles might just be co-responsible for the Holocaust, even though they weren't. Like I said in a previous post, whinging and whining does no good to the Polish cause, so I think they should simply stop it, remember what has happened, but stop nagging about it; it will create quite some goodwill for them in Europe and outside of Europe. But that's just my opinion.
Don't know the exact numbers, but I know for sure that it weren't 300.000 that were killed. The numbers you mentioned are more accurate.
M-G (rushes off to the off-licence as a Good Friday without alcohol is not a good friday indeed - especially not in Dublin town)