The Government of Norway commemorates the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

It is a very good thing that the Norwegian Government helps fund a Jewish museum in Poland, and it is also a very good thing that Official Norway also commemorates the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto.

However, it would also be a good thing if sufficient funds are spent in Norway too, to confront and challenge the politically correct anti-Semitism which has been served up raw and in copious amounts for very many years now. An example of this is a recent oped published in Klassekampen by a British professor in Neo-Norwegian written culture, a Mr. Stephen Walton. In what can only be described as a masterclass in the defeated British left’s hatred of Margaret Thatcher, he shares the following enlightened points of view with regards to Thatchers political career:

Cheers and hurrah that this repulsive and criminal abomination (the good professor isn’t  quite up to scratch with his Neo-Norwegian, in fact calling Mrs. Thatcher a racket?) no longer is among us. Among those pests who have roamed the earth, Thatcher is, no – was – on par with the worst of them. At least in the case of England there can be no doubt that Thatcher inflicted more damage than Hitler.

I dont know what is worse; that the Norwegian academia gives house room to hateful people like Prof. Walton (we can only guess what other rants he gets away with in his classes), or that Klassekampen without hesitation trivializes the Holocaust for cheap political demagoguery. For the record, Mrs. Thatcher did not murder millions of Jews, gays, Roma or any other that Hitler had it in for.

It is obvious that the government urgently need to invest money into an educational program for teachers, professors and other representatives of the Norwegian intellectual elite’s on modern anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion.

Press Release

Date:

19 April 2013

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70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

“It is with deep respect that we remember today the victims from the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. They showed tremendous courage in the uprising, and for that they paid the highest price,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.

 

Today, Poland is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, together with the rest of Europe. A new museum relating the thousand-year-long history of Poland’s Jews is being opened in Warsaw to mark the occasion. Norway has provided NOK 22 million in funding to the museum through the EEA and Norway Grants.

 

“The last, desperate attempt to save those remaining in the ghetto will always be a symbol of the ability of people under threat to offer resistance even in the face of a seemingly invincible war machine, such as that of the Nazis. The picture of the Jewish boy with his hands in the air being led out of the ghetto with a group of terrified women is one of the best-known images from the Second World War,” said Mr Eide.

 

Before the Second World War, Poland was home to the largest population of Jews in the world. There were 3.5 million Jews in Poland before the War. Now they number only a few thousand.

 

Interest in Poland’s thousand-year-old Jewish heritage has recently gained renewed interest in the country. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which will be opened on the anniversary day, will present the history of Polish Jews – a story of cooperation and tolerance, but one that also contains some very dark chapters. It is a story that is little known in Poland or in the rest of Europe.

The funding from Norway will, among other things, support the museum’s information and awareness-raising activities targeted at young people in and outside Poland. Norwegian centres of expertise on Jewish heritage and anti-Semitism will take part in this project.

“Poland has a unique Jewish heritage that is important not only for Poland but also for the Europe as a whole. I am pleased that Norway is helping to make this history better known through the EEA and Norway Grants,” said Mr Eide.

The museum has been built on the site of the former ghetto, where the uprising started 70 years ago. It is situated next to the monument to the victims of the uprising, in front of which German Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt down on his visit to Warsaw in 1970. The museum will be one of the most important museums of Jewish history and heritage in the world.

Poland is beginning to experience a revitalisation of Jewish culture with more popular festivals, new education programmes and more active synagogues in local communities.

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway has also supported other projects aimed at promoting Jewish heritage, religious tolerance, and the fight against anti-Semitism, as well as the restoration of several synagogues in Poland.

 

12 comments for “The Government of Norway commemorates the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

  1. Eric R.
    April 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    McG:

    It took me about four tries to work out this problem with WordPress. With those millions of kroners you make each year, couldn’t you find a better blog server?

    :-)

  2. Eric R.
    April 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    As to the point of the thread — seriously, Jews should be boycotting all these Holocaust ceremonies in Europe. Europe’s only regret about the Shoah is that their beloved Hitler did not finish the job.

  3. April 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    got any suggestions?

  4. Eric R.
    April 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    When I get a blog, I’ll let you know.

  5. Eric R.
    April 21, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Another post about the even more Jew-hating country next door:

    http://www.israpundit.com/archives/54271

  6. Ellen
    April 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    On a forum I’m on a lot, another member challenged us to name *one* liberal politician who had done 20% of the harm Thatcher caused. I suggested Lenin, Stalin, Kim Il Jong, Pol Pot, Mao and the Romanian dictator Ceaucescu, noting that while they weren’t “liberal” exactly, they were on the left and not conservative. Well, according what I learned in high school, anyway.

    The original poster replied that most of these guys were on the far right. So I’m asking you guys, who probably know more of politics and history than the forum member and myself: Can you be a communist and still be extreme-right and/or a conservative. My public schooling and common sense tells me those are oposites.

  7. Eric R.
    April 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    ” So I’m asking you guys, who probably know more of politics and history than the forum member and myself: Can you be a communist and still be extreme-right and/or a conservative”

    In a word, no. However, the opposite is true – you can be a Nazi and be far-left. As a matter of fact, Marxist-dominated media and universities notwithstanding, the Nazis WERE VERY MUCH FAR LEFT.

    They were called the “National Socialist German Workers Party”, and they took their Socialism quite seriously. They nationalized large portions of the German economy. Those that they did not nationalize were subject to strict government price controls, and the Nazis often dictated output as well. Like the Marxist left, they discouraged organized religion, and of course, they took the Jew-hatred of the far left to its ultimate extreme.

    In fact, Hitler was the ideal European leftist – he was a gay, vegetarian, pro-Palestinian Socialist who hated Jews, suppressed organized religion and talked of the need to preserve nature.

  8. Martin
    April 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Maggie’s parents took in a young Jewiish girl who was a refugee from Germany. Unlike many of her fellow politicians on the left and the right, she was not a Jew hater. Thats is probably why she is hated so much by the leftwing national socialists in Norway and elsewhere.

    Norway should enforce holocaust lessons on young peope in schools, perhaps then, they might realise their impression of Israel being as bad or worse towards the Arabs than the nazis treatment towards the Jews. Except of course, that will be against official Norwegian policy.

    So the great Willi Brandt who sought refuge in Norwayasked forgivenss in 1970 at Auschwitz. Impressed I am not. In typical European love of the Jewish dead as against the hate of living Jews, he disallowed Americanmilitary equipment to Israel during the Yom Kippr War just three years later in 1973. While the mighty Soviet Union sent the most m,odern military equipment to Egypt and SYria before, during and immediately after the war, European countries decided that in order to be neutral, they were prepared to watch Israel being destroyed.. Brandt would not allow vitally needed American hardware to be transferred from Germany to Israel, nor to allow US planes to overfly holy German soil, nor to refuel in Germany. The rest of Europe capitulated towards OPEC threats in a similar fashiomn. Only Portugal allowed the refueling in the Azoores before finishing their flights to Israel..

    Again I ask, especially to Ellen, what difference is there between the rabid right wing Nazi National Socilaist hatred of Israel and the looneyleft communist International Socilast hatred of the Jews and Israel?Apart that is of course the terem “Inter?”

  9. Eric R.
    April 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

    “Only Portugal allowed the refueling in the Azoores before finishing their flights to Israel..”

    Not really true. Nixon (reviled as an anti-Semite by the Jewish left) basically told the Portuguese he was going to use the Azores whether they like it or not; and if they resisted, he would not only use force, he would foment an independence movement in the Islands (which are more politically conservative than the mainland, as there are/were more Azoreans in the USA than there were in the Azores.). The islands might have become indepdendent after the Communist takeover in Portugal in 1974 if Nixon had not been forced to resign.

  10. Ellen
    April 23, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Norway should enforce holocaust lessons on young peope in schools,

    They did when I was in school. But it’s been 15 years, I don’t know exactly when it changed. It must have been after the 2006 election, at least. When I was in middle school in the 90s, the school took us to the cinema to see a documentary about Auswitch. Our religion teacher read Herman Sachnowitz’ book to us. And we watched the film about Anne Frank. Our teachers really DID try hard to drive home the point that it all happened because of ordinary people like ourselves, and that we had personal responsibility for making sure it didn’t happen again.

    Again I ask, especially to Ellen, what difference is there between the rabid right wing Nazi National Socilaist hatred of Israel and the looneyleft communist International Socilast hatred of the Jews and Israel?Apart that is of course the terem “Inter?”

    I’m not sure why you ask me especially, but I guess I’ll say there is no difference. Hate is the same emotion for everyone, isn’t it?

  11. Martin
    April 23, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    During the Yom Kippur War, Nixon was not the proble. The problem was the shite Dr Kissofdeathinger. He was quite happt to force Israel to his wishes mainly to be considered a great leader (and liar). He was quite happy for Jewish lives to be lost, by witholding the necessary rearming of Israel. While at the same time, Europe refused to aid either side, knowing that the Soviet Union was arming the Arabs before during and after the war.. Dr K was probably the most detested person in Israel at the time. He should have stayed in Germany, where the Nazis would have welcomed him along with the Arab nazis.

    I remember only too well the site of the Galaxies flying overhead. I have no doubt that the US administartion had to finalise the aid as I am sure Israel would have taken out the whole of the Arab oilwells. And of course, the salt factory in Dimona probabsly worked overtime as well. Golda Meir refused to call up reserves or fire the first shot because of Dr K saying that the USA would not support Israel diplomatically and would allow Europe to bend the knee towards Mecca. What a lousy price and to think that it was not only Peres that should have been charged.

  12. Martin
    April 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I asked you Ellen, as for as long as I can remember, I have attempted to show there is no difference at all between the fascist left and the nazi right.

    The BBC has viewed onTV various programmes about the uprising of Treblinka, the Warsaw Ghetto and holocaust survivors testimonials. For some reason, I doubt this is true of the NRK today. If not, why not? further more, what is it that is stopping the NRK from doing so? Is is because the Norwegian nazis so prominent in govt, the police, judiciary and media will be outed?

    According to norwegian, her religion teacher apparently blamed the Jews for the holocaust, and I can quiter believe it. We have seen similar circumstances of this in Norway and abroad.

    Finally, yes, hate is the same emotion for all, if allowed to take over the person’s life.

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