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The Wartime Diary of Edmund Kessler (Jews of Poland)

Thursday, November 24, 2011
This review is from: The Wartime Diary of Edmund Kessler (Jews of Poland) (Paperback) This book consists of two parts: The diary and poetry of Edmund Kessler, who was one of the fugitive Jews in hiding, and the narrative of Kazimierz Kalwinski, the son of the Pole who hid the 24 Jews in his bunker. (p. 110). This work centers on Lwow (Lviv), and encompasses the Soviet, Nazi, and renewed Soviet occupations. WARNING: The cruelties of the Germans and Ukrainians towards the Jews are described in graphic detail--even by Holocaust-material standards. This may be upsetting to sensitive readers >>more...

Captures the Essence of Polish Heroism During the 1939 War, With Additional Valuable Historical Insights,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
There are a number of nonfictional and fictional books concerning non-Poles caught up in the German-Soviet conquest of Poland in September-October 1939, and this is one of the fictional ones. However, it is very realistic >>more...

Agent Bolek

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
 Three important books have recently been published about Lech Wałęsa, world famous “Solidarity” leader and, later, President of Poland. Paweł Zyzak’s impishly shocking Lech Wałęsa - idea i historia. Biografia polityczna legendarnego przywódcy "Solidarności" do 1988 roku [Lech Wałęsa: Ideology and history: A political biography of the legendary leader of „Solidarity” until 1988] (Cracow: Arcana, 2009) is an irreverent attempt to demolish the legend. >>more...

Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times (Scripta Judaica, 3)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Jews and Christians each had stereotypical views of each other (p. xiv), and Jewish views of Christianity were just as unflattering as the reverse. Katz comments: "The biblical name of Edom was, in Talmudic times, applied to Rome. In medieval poetry, however, it is synonymous with Christianity." (p. 16). >>more...

We, Polish Jews ...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This work is simultaneously published in Polish, English, and Hebrew. It contains a moving tribute to Poland's Nazi-German-murdered Jews. Ironic to many modern Jews who are put off by Poland as a graveyard for Jews, Tuwim was not. He writes: "We--history's most glorious heap of bloody manure which we have fertilized the Polish soil so that the bread of freedom may be sweeter for those who will survive us." (p. 44). >>more...

Jews killed Jews to create State of Israel

Thursday, July 16, 2009
The statement that: “Jews killed Jews to create the state of Israel” was made by Naeim Giladi, author of the book: “Ben-Gurion’s Scandals: How The Haganah and Mossad Eliminated Jews,” (Dandelion Books, LLC, Tempe Arizona, 2nd expanded edition 2003). Giladi wrote this book first in Hebrew and then in Arabic upon arrival to the US where he confirmed as an eye witness the facts concerning the Zionist bombings in Iraq, the rejection by Isarel of Arab peace overtures and the deadly violence inflicted by Jews on Jews in the cause of creating Israel. Stalin’s intended Israel to be a “bone of contention” in the Middle East. Some observers mention the possibility that Stalin also hoped to create Isarel as a Marxist state, part of the Soviet postwar empire. >>more...

Hitler's Jewish Soldiers

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Review of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers, by Bryan Mark Rigg. University Press of Kansas, 2002
Reviewer: Mr. Jan Peczkis     
      
Refutes the "All Jews Were Victims" >>more...
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