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Polish History Professor Fired for Blaming Jews for Holocaust

By: JTA

The Polish Academy of Sciences has dismissed historian Prof. Krzysztof Jasiewicz following an interview in which he partly blames Jews for the Holocaust.

Jasiewicz, 61, will lose his position as head of the Department of Analysis of Eastern Issues on June 1 but announced that he will appeal the decision.

In the interview, which was published in April in a special edition of Focus magazine on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Jasiewicz said that “generations of Jews worked for centuries to bring about the Holocaust,” that “without the active participation of the Jews, the Holocaust would have been impossible.

He also stated, “It is a waste of time to dialogue with the Jews.”

Director of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Eugeniusz Cezary Krol, said in a statement that Jasiewicz was fired for violating the elementary standards of scientific rigor.

Scholars and historians at the academy protested against what Jasiewicz said in the popular scientific magazine, saying his opinions were harmful.

Jasiewicz not only did not regret his remarks but also defended them. “The Jews accuse us [Poles] of the worst of everything; they are violent and arrogant against us. Our role in this dialogue is limited to apologizing,” he told Do Rzeczy magazine in an article about the controversy.

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5 Responses to “Polish History Professor Fired for Blaming Jews for Holocaust”

  1. Beau Howard says:

    he's correct. Asking a jew to take responsibility for something is like asking water to not be wet. How many wall street and banking jews were arrested during the market and finance crash in the US? none, because they run everything here in the US. How many jews are ever arrested? Very few, and the few who are are rarely convicted, due to jewish pressure and the jewish presence in the government.

    Want to never be blamed for anything? be a jew and have an automatic out you made up called "anti-semitism!"

  2. Anonymous says:

    After reading the almost daily reports concerning the shenanigans perpetrated by the Holocaust Claims Conference, I find myself, the 65-year-old child of Holocaust survivors, sickened. The conference’s mishandling and out-and-out theft of over $50 million is a chilul Hashem. Is this the legacy we want to hand down to families of survivors?

    My parents, survivors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, died when I was relatively young. Except for one cousin, their entire families perished in the Holocaust, losing all their property, including land and businesses.

    I recognize that Holocaust survivors believe the funds allocated by Germany belong to them, and, certainly, all Holocaust survivors in need of food, medicine, and the financial assistance just made available by Germany, should receive this additional funding through the Holocaust Claims Conference.

    However, there are other venues to which these funds could be distributed which would help the children, grandchildren, and future generations of those who suffered. Jewish education is primary. How many rabbinical theological seminaries offer courses and other education in Holocaust history? This would be an ideal way to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and those who died.

    Many day schools are in desperate need of financial assistance, and the same is true of many synagogues. Many young Jewish families, especially those who are observant, are struggling to keep kosher, send their children to yeshivas, support synagogue, and purchase homes in appropriate neighborhoods.

    It makes no sense for the Jewish community to allow the same leadership of the Holocaust Claims Conference to misappropriate, mismanage, and literally steal more funds. It is time for new leadership. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anti Semites Are Having a Field Day.

    The shenanigans going on with the Holocaust Claims Conference and the daily reports in various newspapers is reprehensible. If I were not a child of Holocaust survivors and Jewish I would truly develop anti Semitic feelings and be jealous with hatred of the Jewish people. Why? Jews have been hated throughout history because non Jews believe we control the financial world and find every possible method to steal money from others.. I am sixty five years old and was born in a DP camp.. My parents, survivors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald died when I was relatively young. Except for a cousin, their entire families perished in the Holocaust and all their property including land and businesses was taken from them. Any elderly Holocaust survivor who is in need of food, medicine or financial assistance which Germany just made available should receive the additional funding through the Holocaust Claims Conference.

    Due to the mishandling and theft involved with the Holocaust Claims Conference the world is regarding the entire Jewish population as thieves. Is this the legacy we want after many of us lost most of our families to the Nazis?

    While I realize Holocaust survivors will say that the money given by Germany belongs to them, I can suggest other venues where this money would help the children, grandchildren and future generations of those who suffered in the Holocaust. There certainly are many Holocaust survivors who financially did well after the war. I am sure they would also like to see funding from the Holocaust Claims conference used for the Jewish education of their children and future generations. How many Rabbinical Theological schools offer courses in Holocaust history or education? This is the way to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and those who died. Day schools are in desperate need of financial assistance and synagogues are having financial problems. Many young Jewish families, especially Religious families are struggling to keep kosher, send their children to Yeshivas, support synagogues and purchase homes in religious neighborhoods.

    Are we going to allow the same leadership of the Holocaust Claims Conference to misappropriate and mismanage funds to the point where over fifty million dollars was stolen? It is time for new leadership. Unless others join me in speaking out, ten years from now we will be reading about more theft and misuse of funds while most of the Holocaust will have died.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  4. Chaim Szmidt says:

    Want to show your bigotry and willful ignorance of all facts? You just did, superbly so! BRAVO!!!!

    By the way… IF you are a Christian, do you know that your Savior is a Jew?!?!? Now if Jews are bad, how can you believe in one.

    Or are hiding hiding behind a false name????!? And you are really a Muslim?

  5. Bigots and haters like Beau are eaten up from the inside like cancer growing in their body's. He needs to talk to his Doctor.

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