There were Jewish communists who did terrible things. But they did them despite the fact that they were born Jewish, not because they were Jewish. Jewish communists were atheists who left the Jewish religion and broke away from their communities. People who remained Jews were persecuted by the communists.
An excellent point, kaliszer, especially where you mention those "who remained
If we would call "Jewish" only those religious people then for example:
- Nazis would not kill about 6 millions of Jews (plenty of non-believers don't count )
- Number of Jews in Poland would be VERY small because few of them attend to synagogues according to statistics.
- A lot of non-believers whom consider themselves Jewish would be wrong
Lesser, you too have made an excellent point.
The trouble with these excellent points is that they seem to indicate some contradiction. A sort of “now we are/now we aren’t” Jewish.
That's more of an emotional issue (wanting justice or revenge) than a desire to move to Poland. It's not even a financial issue for most, since most of the porperties were just homes in small towns with
Whereas wanting justice seems quite logical, wanting revenge doesn’t. Revenge on whom?