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Edward Mosberg Holocaust Israel Poland

VW funds anti-Semitism report on Poland that defies reality: commentary

Despite Poland being incredibly safe for Jews, there are organizations painting the country as anti-Semitic

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Wojciech Mucha

Jews do not feel threatened in Poland and Holocaust survivors emphasize the lack of anti-Semitism, yet organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are intent on creating a false image of Poland.

It is simply too much for me, I have to admit!

Last week, I wrote about how I was fortunate enough to meet Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg during the “Evening for the Righteous”. He told me that he “comes to Poland very often”, and added, “Not even once have I experienced any kind of expression of anti-Semitism.”

He criticized Israel’s historical politics and pointed out what he thinks should change in the relations between Poland and Israel.

Mosberg also shared his thoughts on collaborators during the Second World War.

“They had good Polish people and bad Polish people,” he said. “The same thing with the Jews. There were good Jews and bad Jews. And I as a Jew am ashamed of those Jews who collaborated with the Germans and I ask the Polish nation to be ashamed of the Polish collaborators.”

Israel daily Haaretz was outraged, saying that Mosberg “cannot compare non-Jewish” collaborators with Jews, who cooperated with the Germans.

The paper claimed that the majority of Jewish collaborators “had not done that of their free will or joy, but were coerced, starving or had a naïve hope that they could save their families and closest ones.”