Why Extensive Anti-Semitism in Poland? History, Culture & Prophecy

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:43 PM
November 12, 2013

WW2-Holocaust-Poland_big_legend    Just like the rest of Europe, Poland cannot outlive its vicious Nazi past: Auschwitz, Treblinka and other ‘exterminate Jews’ camps Germany built in Poland; those three million Jews who lived in Poland before WWII, and the scant 10,000 that are left; the deliberately ignorant Poles who blame the Holocaust on Jews; raucous sports rallies teeming with anti-Semitic slogans, etc., etc., etc.

Polish politicians have gone out of their way to say that capitalist success has diminished anti-Jewish sentiments in Poland.  Of the $ 105 million needed to complete the soon-to-be opened Holocaust museum, they donated $ 65 million. But then comes this year’s vote against kosher methods of slaughtering cattle.

As Rabbi Yonah Bookstein illustrates in ‘No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism’: “With great chutzpah and an undercurrent of antisemitism the Polish Parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the government to permit Kosher and Halal ritual slaughter.

“For a country that is trying to revive its image as being hopelessly anti-Semitic, where a small, nascent Jewish community is rebuilding itself, the renewal of the ban on kosher slaughter is just the latest sign that perhaps Poland has not really changed.” The irony is that Poland is a growing export giant for kosher food, even sending certified Jewish food to Israel––all to Poland’s enrichment.

But cultural racism is more important to Poland’s leaders than export income.  As Cnaan Liphshiz explains in ‘Dispute Over Kosher Slaughter in Poland Prompts Surge in anti-Semitism,’ both Poland’s courts and its parliament agreed:

“In January, a constitutional court, responding to a petition filed by animal welfare activists, outlawed religious slaughter in Poland. A law that would have reinstated shechitah was rejected by the Sjem, the Polish parliament, on July 12 by a vote of 222-178.” And Prime Minister Tusk promises no moves to lift the ban.

Obviously, anti-Semitism reigns in Poland.  During a Poland visit, Howard Koplowitz of ibtimes.com noticed a popular tourist attraction seeming to be  “. . . depiction of a religious Jew. Then I looked closer. The Jew, wearing a yarmulke and lucky-jewtallit, had a large, hooked nose. In his hand was a shiny coin.

“These ceramic figures, known as ‘Lucky Jew’ statues, are sold throughout Poland. While some say the figurines have long been entrenched in Polish society, they started to become the rage in Poland in the 1990s as the country transitioned from communism to democracy.”

Even in Poland’s 21st Century such statues are accompanied by oil paintings showing Jews holding coins which superstition calls for Polish citizens to hang upside down so that some of that Jewish money ‘flows’ into their poorer pockets.

Culture watchers insist anti-Semitism rages most from Catholic radio and television broadcasts.  Historical Bible Books promise that such animosities will continue until Jesus returns: “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Mark 13: 13).”

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