Not alone...they could never have made it happen without your peoples enthusiastic help!
1. Jewish children were hidden in Polish orphanages (at least 6000 - that
many were taken from the orphanages by Jewish Red Cross).
2. Catholic and Orthodox families have saved 10000 Jewish children (only
the documented cases)
3. Polish parish priests were issuing false Christening certifcates to Jewish
children their parents and grandparents to save them.
Despite the fact that helping Jews were forbidden under the death penalty,
Poles have hidden and saved at least 80 thousand of their neighbours and
another 100 thousand survived in occupied country with false identity documents.
About 5 thousand Poles were murdered for hiding Jews (that's the number of verified
names until today). 6135 Poles receive the title of Righteous Among Nations (and we
didn't have official diplomatic relations with Israel before 27 February 1990 - which
made the verification of another thousands of Jew savers much harder).
That's what Poles did even though doing this put their lives and the lives of their
families in danger (and many of them did in fact pay with their lives).
So, what enthusiastic help are you talking about, BB? What can you put against
the heroism of all those people? A very debatable Jedwabne case, to prove that
Poles were enthusiastic helpers of Germans? Sorry, but that's ridiculous - if we
were such Jew haters we could have killed them ourselves. Somehow we didn't
and somehow thousands of Poles sacrificed their lives just to save as many as
we could despise the death penalty imposed by Germans on all helpers.
Everyone who sat on their ass and did nothing is culpable.
Oh, really? It's easy for you to say now. Would you take the risk of you and your family
being exectued by Germans for helping some Jewish person, or would you sit on your
ass and do nothing? Honest answer please...