Polish Newspaper Explains ‘How To Recognize A Jew’ and ‘How To Defeat Them’

March 14th, 2019
File picture taken in 1943 of Nazi German soldiers questioning Jews after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In October 1940, the Nazis began to concentrate Poland's population of over 3 million Jews into overcrowded ghettos, in which the largest of these, the Warsaw Ghetto, where thousands of Jews died due to rampant disease and starvation, even before the Nazis began their massive deportations from the ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp. In 1943 the Warsaw Ghetto was the scene of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the first urban mass rebellion against the Nazi occupation of Europe, which took place from 19 April until 16 May 1943, and began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. It ended when the poorly-armed and supplied resistance was crushed by German troops under the command of SS-Gruppenführer Jürgen Stroop. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

A far-right Polish newspaper reportedly ran an article on its front page teaching readers “how to recognize a Jew.”

The article was discovered in the lower level of the country’s parliament, according to The Times of Israel.

“Only Poland,” a Polish publication published by fringe nationalist political candidate Leszek Bubl, provided a list on their front page of “Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities,” referring to ways of identifying Jewish people. (RELATED: ADL Calls For Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Following Rep. Omar’s Comments)

“How to defeat them? This cannot go on!” it continued.

 

 

The same page also features another headline that reads, “Attack on Poland at a conference in Paris,” which refers to a Holocaust studies conference that took place in February, where some Polish nationalists reportedly complained that the conference had an anti-Polish message, according to The Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA).

 

Survivors and head of state prepare to light candles on a memorial for the victims after the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 2015 in the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. (Photo:JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bubl is responsible for publishing Only Poland. He is also a musician who has been known to sing about “rabid rabbis,” according to JTA. (RELATED: Poll Finds Memory Of The Holocaust Fading Fast In Europe)

 

A monument commemorating the pogrom of Jews in the village of Jedwabne, Poland, is found vandalized on September 01, 2011. Unknown offenders devastated the stones fence of the monument. The fence marks the site of the former barn, where in 1941, at least 340 Jews where murdered. (Photo: Artur Reszko/AFP/Getty Images)

The article was present in a press kit at the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament. A conservative lawmaker at the Sejm, Michał Kamiński, raised concerns over the presence of the publication in the press kit, given its bigoted content. The Sejm Information Center responded to concerns, saying “the Chancellery of the Sejm will request the publication’s removal from the press kit.”

Poland’s government has been accused of anti-Semitism many times before.

Matt M. Miller

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