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Thursday, January 28, 2010
…..but it’s still cached here for now.
So why has the Jerusalem Post attempted to disappear this story?
The Holocaust only gets media coverage because of affluent Jews’ financial backing, military might and lobbying fronts, presenting a skewed version of events to the world, a high-ranking Polish bishop told a Catholic news portal on Monday.
Tadeusz Pieronek, a Polish bishop and professor and a friend of the last pope, John Paul II, claimed that “the Holocaust as such is a Jewish invention” promoted in the press by Jews to gain support for Israel.
Pieronek told the Web site Pontifex.roma that while the Holocaust was not exclusively Jewish, Jews had monopolized it in lieu of encouraging “serious historical debate, free from prejudice and victimization.”
Pieronek alleged that Jews today use the Holocaust as “a weapon of propaganda, used to obtain benefits which are often unjustified,” citing as an example the unconditional support for Israel by the US.
“This promotes a certain arrogance that I find unbearable,” he said, explaining that Israel was using its position of power and exploiting historical tragedies to treat the Palestinians “like animals.”
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The bishop said that American support for the Jews had not always been so readily given. “What did the Jewish-American and allied forces do in [World War II] to avoid these tragedies? Little or nothing,” he said.
“The Holocaust as such is a Jewish invention … a day of remembrance must also be set for the many victims of Communism, persecuted Catholics and Christians and so on.”
“The anti-Semitic history of Poland is an invention. A joke … offensive to our people.”
Although most of the victims of the Holocaust were indeed Jews, many Poles, Italians and Catholics also died at the Nazi concentration camps, he said.
It doesn’t sound like there will be an apology, or a statement from the Pope this time.
There seems to be an increasing number of Catholic bishops saying such things about the exploitation of the WW2 Holocaust. Presumably it is in part to correct the historical record, but probably more so to fire back at campaigning against the sainting of the so-called ‘Nazi Pope.’
This article was posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 9:05 am