Monday, May 05, 2008
GETTING HOLOCAUST HISTORY RIGHT
Michael Preisler, a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz, wants to set the record straight about Poland's stance during WWII. He believes that "Nowhere else is Holocaust history as distorted and misrepresented as it is about Poland."
As co-chair of the Holocaust Documentation Committee of the Polish American Congress he is distributing a thousand copies of Arthur Hempel's POLAND IN WORLD WAR II, using the books "to fill what he calls a 'gaping hole' in the average American's understanding of the Holocaust and the brutal terror the Germans used against the people of Poland."
One book was given to the Toronto Catholic Register which, according to Preisler displayed a "deplorable misunderstanding of the most basic facts of World War II history." when it reported "that Poland actually sided with the Germans and the Nazis".
Read about it here...