The transmission of history requires knowledge but also nuance. Nowhere is this more evident than when examining the torturous relations between Jews and the local people among whom they lived in Poland and elsewhere in German-occupied Europe. Sadly, the carelessly drafted, though presumably well-intentioned, words of FBI Director James Comey displayed neither.
Comey’s reference to “the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland,” in a speech that was given at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and adapted for an op-ed in The Post last week, suggested that in terms of responsibility for the Holocaust, Poles are somehow to be compared with the Germans (never mind the Austrians, whom Comey failed to even mention).… Seguir leyendo »