There are 6,000 Poles on the list of the Righteous Among The Nations. There are more than 20 million Poles who are not. They were the paid laborers who built the camps.
The above premise is severely flawed for several reasons:
*It states that "20 million Poles" were "paid laborers who built the camps". Really? It took 20 million plus to do it? All Poles who are not listed in the Righteous Among The Nations" were workers?
*Most Poles were too busy trying to feed their families; that is, they were attempting to survive under Nazi occupation. Helping anyone, including fellow Poles was a difficult task at best. That begs the following question, one that is rarely asked; how many Jews saved Poles?
*Many Poles who helped Jews were not identified. Many more were killed for helping Jews who also perished thus becoming the unknown "Righteous" who received no credit for their heroism.
True, the Poles did not create the death camps, but, notwithstanding Poland’s 6,000 Righteous Gentiles, that number is a mere pittance to its 30 million pre war inhabitants
Same flawed premise. It presumes that 30 million Poles (including babies) had to do something to protect Jews when they couldn't even protect some 3 million fellow Poles from getting killed.
Monia,I don't agree with what you said about Jews in America propagating this issue.
Political pundit Michael Medved (whos brother is an Israeli activist) has publicly stated on his radio program that the one thing he opposes within some American Jewish circles is the false notion that Poles were generally anti-Semitic. Mr. Medved is about as pro Jewish as is possible but he acknowledged that some elite elements with the Jewish lobbies perpetuate a false anti Polish stereotype.