Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Polish Jews: Washington Post Columnist Richard Cohen

Washington Post op-ed columnist Richard Cohen is a descendant of Polish Jews. His mother was originally from Poland. A few days ago he wrote a piece about the comment of Helen Thomas that Israelis should "get the Hell out of Palestine" and go home -- to Germany and Poland. Cohen wrote: "In the Polish city of Kielce, on July 4, 1946 -- more than a year after the end of the war -- rumors of a Jewish ritual murder triggered a pogrom in which 42 Jewish Holocaust survivors were killed. The Kielce murders were not, by any means, the sole example of why Jews could not "go home [following World War II]." When I visited the Polish city where my mother had been born, Ostroleka, I was told of a Jew who survived Auschwitz only to be murdered when he tried to reclaim his business. In much of Eastern Europe, Jews feared for their lives."

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2010/05/on-doing-your-own-investigation_25.html

For more on my associations to Polish Jews and the Holocaust, read the following:

http://dailstrug.blogspot.com/2009/10/dream-of-blue-oxford.html

And, another Polish Jew, the pianist Arthur Rubinstein:

2 comments:

Gary Freedman said...

Ethel Blum, Eddie Lischin's maternal grandmother, was a Polish-born Jew.

It was Ethel Blum who started the Blum Delicatessen in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Bugaj-Portfolio said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/18/AR2010061804984.html