Consider this quote from the greatest Pole of the prior century. Jan Karski: Usually one gets the sense that it would be advisable were there to prevail in the attitude of the Poles toward them the understanding that in the end both peoples are being unjustly persecuted by the same enemy. Such an understanding does not exist among the broad masses of the Polish populace. Their attitude toward the Jews is overwhelmingly severe, often without pity. A large percentage of them are benefiting from the rights that the new situ ation gives them. They frequently exploit those rights and often even abuse them. . . . The solution of the “Jewish Question” by the Germans—I must state this with a full sense of responsibility for what I am saying—is a serious and quite dangerous tool in the hands of the Germans, leading toward the “moral pacification” of broad sections of Polish society. It would certainly be erroneous to suppose that this issue alone will be upon which the Germans and a large portion of Polish society are finding agreement. ___________ After the Germans freed Eastern Poland from Russian hands, Poles celebrated by killing Jews.
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from the article: Beyond good and evil: Hitler, Stalin and Poland's Jews