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"In order to understand that game I had a long discussion with Grunbaum, chase leader, before trial. I remember that discussion very well. In his hysteria, demagogy and sick inclination toward blood and violence, Hitler resembled Grunbaum most, scope of available means being only. Grunbaum and other Jewish Nazis had to persecute and bully somebody Ė just like for Hitler, it was meaning of their lives Ė and they found a victim to correspond with their means, totally defenseless".†
Donít you think that in this critical moment of our thinking about ourselves and about those who, since 11th century, have been building HISTORY and CULTURE of this Central European land, we should pull out these three letters written half a Century ago by a mason, Jerzy Stempowski, alias Hostowiec, mentor of Polish intellectuals?
Donít you think that those whom Finkelstein recently called "holocaust industry", and to whom simpletons refer as "disneyland" ... would then happily retire bestowing collected funds on legal owner, Country of ISRAEL; glad that they have managed to preserve memory of one of most cruel events of our highly civilized 20th century if successors of Uncle Sam and papa Churchill went through list of their sins with us and with many others.† Donít you think that saying "WE APOLOGIZE" for our sins our CULTURE would RECEIVE APOLOGIES by those who survived beside us throughout centuries in friendship and argument, and sheltered them from awaiting extermination, at same time remembering Tuwim, Grydzewski, Slonimski, also Christ, and many many others who have been contributing to it.† Donít you think we could finally, having gone through all this, put up a monument of a Good Jew to commemorate our and their memory?†
I wonder why, since first discussion in 1989 and through all recent fuss, we contend against each other in apologizing and protesting. Why nobody cares to notice that Hostowiec could explain a lot?† So much for my writing Take care!†
Ps:† I must admit that ideas of Stempowski - Hostowiec are being noticed in our country. The authors and readers of "Rzeczpospolita" become more and more aware of fact how much harm we experienced from our neighbors and how much harm they experienced from us throughout centuries, that continuing to live together we should say after rabi Schudrich: "The time has come when if Jews want Poles to feel and understand our pain, we need to feel and understand their pain". "We Jews have to admit that there were Jews who served communists and even Hitler, who commited crimes against Poles and against Jews", "accusing Polish people of participating in holocaust is a sin", and bishop Stanislaw Gadecki adds: "The thing is that until we people living here do not recognize each other as friends, our imagination will be susceptible to manipulating and anybody would be able to interpret reality according to their interests".