You lose much credibility when you just casually say that the risk for saving Jews was equally big for everybody of all Nazi occupied countries. That's patently false. People who saved Jews in countries outside of Poland didn't have their families killed in front of them as additional punishment to the death sentence they got after just seeing their families killed by the Nazis.
Just re-read this again. And then think about what you're actually saying. OF COURSE the risk for saving Jews was equally big in all the countries that were occupied by the Nazis. The Nazis had sth against the Jews, remember? The risk of helping a Jew was being killed yourself. And in most cases risking your family's life as well. Not only in Poland.
And you're right it should not be a "dick measuring contest" as to who saved more Jews then someone else, but you're the one focusing on the subject and providing your data COMPARING countries as to the degree people saved Jews. So in essence, with all due respect, you're the one measuring people's d.....s in reference to people saving Jews.
Why is is so hard for you and other Poles to accept that in other countries did their bit too, at the risk of their own life and that of their families as well? Do you really think that if the Nazi's captured you for helping a Jew, shot you in a prison, they would leave your family in peace? No way in cold hell, buddy.
It's like Stu says: you can only die once and in that respect the risk was in every country the same. Like I explained of often, the methods may have been different, but the endresult was the same.
But it's all too predictable. The number of Dutch in Yad Vashem is not that far distanced from that of the Poles. And they haven't also listed all Dutch who helped the Jews. Suddenly it seems like the Poles are not on a high pedestal all alone in that respect anymore. Everyone with a sense of fairness should be glad that so many ppl, not only from NL or PL, but from everywhere, were willing to risk their lives and that of their loved ones for the Jews. But yet everybody starts to rave and rant which proves that those who start ranting and raving feel their position somehow threatened. The position of Poland being the only country that suffered during WW2, the only country who's citizens risked their lives for helping Jews, in short, the only country who cared about their Jews. And that is what all these reactions are all about. Yet again a myth has been debunked and of course the reactions talk booklengths to prove this.
Name me a nation/country
No, I cannot name another country where the Nazis actually left their weapons voluntarily to a resistance army. That resistance army must've been their favourite then, if you catch my drift.
M-G (doesn't know if Mythbusters is still on the Discovery Channel, but always loved to watch it)