- Germany Turns Eastwards: A Study of Ostforschung in the Third Reich by Michael Burleigh – Published April 12th 1990 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1988). Edition Language: English.
Anti-Polish Nazi German Propaganda Re-Used By Modern Holocaust Narratives. For Shame. Nazis Monitored Overseas Poles, and Not Only Overseas Jews as Told By the Media
This work, which focuses on German scholars in the Third Reich writing about Poland, is revealing in a number of ways. I focus on this.
THE MALEVOLENT GERMAN-KILLING POLE OF NAZI PROPAGANDA HAS NOW BECOME THE MALEVOLENT JEW-KILLING POLE OF HOLOCAUST PROPAGANDA
Nazi Kurt Lueck wrote, “The ‘taciturn’ and ‘credulous’ German was easily deceived by the Pole. Beneath the frivolity was a murderous hatred that was expressed in proverbs like, ‘What’s new? Nothing much. They saw someone today who looked like a German and hanged him.’” (p. 203).
We hear so much about how the Nazis saw Jews as fiendishly clever and malevolent. We never hear about how the Nazis also saw Poles as fiendishly clever and malevolent.
Here comes the canned accusation of hate (HEJT). Governor General Hans Frank, later hanged at Nuremberg, had this to say about the GENERALGOUVERNEMENT in 1941, as elucidated by Burleigh, “The Germans had given the ‘Polish settlement region’ form and value, but the Poles had responded with ‘hate and a desire to exterminate Germandom.’” (p. 255).
The old Nazi propaganda has found a new home. Nowadays, part of the Holocaust establishment (notably Jan T. Gross, Jan Grabowski, and Barbara Engelking) are going around portraying Poles as eager killers of Jews (instead of Germans). This includes the media-quoted fantasy of 200,000 fugitive Jews killed by Poles. There are even tendencies to speak of “Eastern European Holocausts” taking place in parallel with the better-known Nazi German one. Then there is Jan T. Gross and his wisdom about Poles killing more Jews than Germans during WWII. It keeps getting better and better!
Not rarely do I see a Jew write something about Poles very similar to that of Nazi Kurt Lueck, albeit with the victim-Jew replacing the victim-German, “‘What’s new? Nothing much. They saw someone today who looked like a Jew and hanged him.’”
THE NAZIS TRIED TO CONNECT THEIR OWN NAZI ANTI-SEMITISM TO POLISH ANTISEMITISM. AND NOW THE LEWACTWO, AND MANY JEWS, DO THE SAME
Nazi Germany has always sought to justify its conduct against Jews. For instance, Hitler inveighed against the hypocrisy of the West for professing sympathy towards Jews while refusing to accept Jewish immigrants.
Enter Poland the scapegoat. Historian Michael Burleigh describes a 1942 work by Josef Sommerfeldt as follows, “Sommerfeldt’s own work involved giving antisemitism historical and popular credentials. He combed Polish books and the work of [Kurt] Lueck in search of the ‘underlying currents’ of popular antisemitism. This was designed to reveal the ‘foundations of European antisemitism’ and to invest the present ‘war of liberation’ against ‘world Jewry’ with tradition and purpose.” (p. 272). This included over 350 Polish examples of pejorative uses of the word ZYD, stereotypes of Jews, and proverbs that reflected negatively on Jews. (pp. 272-273).
Now, negative words about Jews and exterminating Jews are two different things! But no matter. The Nazis sought to legitimize the Holocaust by connecting their genocidal antisemitism to previous verbal Polish antisemitism. Today’s LEWAKS and many Jews attempt the same connection for other reasons: To discredit Poland (and especially traditional Polishness) by connecting it to the Nazi German murder of 6 million Jews, and to diffuse German guilt by artificially placing Nazi German exterminationist antisemitism within the ranks of ordinary European (especially Polish) anti-Semitism.
THE NAZIS WERE INTERESTED IN OVERSEAS JEWS. SO WHAT? THEY WERE ALSO INTERESTED IN OVERSEAS POLES, AND OTHERS
Much has been made recently about a 1944 Nazi work about Jewish influence in the USA. This has been over-interpreted into claims of the Nazis having ambitions to exterminate American Jews were they in a position to do so. Well, if it promotes Holocaust supremacism, why not?
As it turns out, this is nothing remarkable or Jewish-specific. The Nazis were routinely interested not only in Jews outside the boundaries of the Third Reich, but also in Poles and other peoples outside the boundaries of the Reich. Burleigh comments, “The SD [SICHERHEITSDIENST] required information on Polish exiles in the USA…evaluations of the publications of Czech exile organizations…a translation of a list of names and addresses of Poles in England found by the EINSATZKOMMANDO in Budapest…and lists of Czech exile organizations extending to Cardogan Square, Notting Hill Gate and Milton Road, Cambridge.” (pp. 245-246).
GEOPOLITICS AND THE DELEGITIMIZING OF POLAND: CENTURIES AGO LIKE TODAY
Burleigh writes, “The cynical partitioning of Poland in the late eighteenth century by a monarchical consortium was partly justified by the notion that Poland suffered from a unique form of ‘mismanagement’. Although the concept POLNISCHE WIRTSCHAFT was probably coined by Georg Forster (1754-94)…The corollary of the notion that Poland had a uniquely chaotic constitution, POLONIA CONFUSIONE REGITUR, which INTER ALIA August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767-1845) translated into a GENERAL governmental incapability of the Slavs, was that the Germans had an historical mission to bring order, civilization and government to Poland in particular and the east as a whole.” (p. 4).
MODERN APPLICATION: THE CONDESCENDING WESTERN EUROPEAN POLENPOLITIK
The classic German attitudes, towards Poland, live on today in terms of the German-centered European Union. The Poles remain essentially incompetent, and need to be told by the wise Germans how to run their country. Remember, for example, Angela Merkel? Now, more than ever, Polexit now!
The western European elites, in their hedonistic lifestyles, look down on Polish Catholicism and Polish patriotism. For example, remember Belgian Europarliament leader Guy Verhofstadt and his falsehood about Polish patriotic marchers being neo-Nazis? Then there are all those never-ending media lies about Polish Independence Day marchers being (horror of horrors) fascist.
The western European elites attack Poland for her “intolerance” just because she refuses to accept masses of Third World immigrants. And never mind the fact that Poland has accepted as many as a million Ukrainian immigrants. These do not fit the cultural Marxist and globalist agendas, so they don’t count.
Then there is the endless “Poles are anti-Semites” static—all because Poles sometimes are nonconformists to the standard Holocaust supremacist construct that rules over the west, and because Poles sometimes question the blame-Poles-for-Holocaust barbs that are endlessly thrown at them.
Published with the author’s permission.
- Title image: German Wehrmacht soldiers pull down a barrier on the German-Polish border on Sept. 1, 1939. Photo: spiegel.de / selected by wg.pco
, 2019.03.08. / update 2020.03.09.