Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Interesting comment at the 30 Days website:
Today Polish romanticism is spoken of as a synonym for nationalism and anti-semitism. It was the opposite: the messianism of our poet Mickiewicz had Jewish roots. Marek Edelmann, the last leader of the revolt of the ghetto, followed Mickiewiciz himself, in the idea of death heroically sought and not merely undergone. The idea that Poland should sacrifice itself for Europe arose in Jewish circles». La Repubblica also printed the sermon which Pope Wojtyla gave in Victory Square in Warsaw, on 2 June 1979, during his first journey to Poland, in which he affirmed that in Warsaw «beneath the ruins there was Christ the Savior».