(naw, just kidding)
(naw, just kidding)
The Polish government under Piłsudski, however, took measures to protect minorities, and there was no institutionalized discrimination. It wasn't quite the "paradisus Iudaeorum" of the old Renaissance Poland, but still nowhere close to what was happening in Germany.
(Independent entities, like Catholic trade unions, did have exclusionist rules, effectively blocking Jews, Orthodox Christians and Protestants from working in certain areas; some universities had a limit on the percentage of Jews attending - just like Harvard).
In any case, the negative attitude was not so much anti-Semitism as anti-Judaism - almost entirely along the religious lines. Nobody was thinking in terms of racial purity.
Last edited by Cyrylek; 01-09-14 at 02:49 AM.
You probably have more knowledge and personal experiences with Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and had personal contact with those who lived in pre WWll Europe than most on the PD.You sure did on the former Politico. You been there and done that.
I still remember in 1958 as a eight year old of riding my Schwinn bike a mile across the neighborhood to a corner market to stare at the old Jew who had numbers tattooed on his forearm.
And read "Mein Kampf " Hitler, in the paper version. This is one of the books in my library. Not the best. But it has some historical interest.
Is it necessary read this book for young people? I do not know. If a young man clever, why not? Well, if young man fool, is no difference.
I have my grandfathers edition of Mein Kampf. It has a list of people who felt it should be read because they felt it exposed Hitler for who and what he really was. The name that struck me the most was Albert Einstein. Having said that I have tried to read the book 2-3 times but it is so bad I always give up, one day i will force myself through it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
There is nothing wrong with reading the book. I dont see the big deal.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
You didn't hear this from me, though....
One of you will end up here next!