There was an interview in Die Welt recently with the Polish/Jewish director Agnieszka Holland (her father was a Jew, her mother a Pole). It centred on a protest letter a number of Polish directors had sent to the Polish government recently, complaining about a critical introduction to the film Ida before it was shown on Polish television. The film is about a Jewish girl who grew up in a Catholic convent because her parents had been murdered by a Pole in the Second World War. Polish nationalists have complained about it.
The Polish Anti-Defamation League, Reduta Dobrego Imienia, has accused the film of failing to acknowledge the German occupation of Poland, calling it “anti-Polish” and saying audiences “especially unfamiliar with the history of Europe” may leave the film believing “the Holocaust was caused by the Poles.”Source
I find it fascinating in that the Poles are essentially mimicking the strategy that the Jews have successfully employed to defame them and other Europeans. The Jews find this deeply disconcerting. Even the name of the organisation cited, the Polish Anti-Defamation League, clearly derives from one of the main Jewish activist organisations in America, the Anti-Defamation League. As another illustration, the Polish government recently announced plans for a law criminalising use of the phrase "Polish death camps".
Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase “Polish death camps” in reference to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, the justice minister, Zbigniew Ziobro, has said.
Poland has long sought to eliminate the misleading phrase from historical and newspaper accounts since it suggests the country, which was occupied by Nazi Germany during the second world war, was responsible for concentration camps on its territory.Source
This criminalisation of speech is exactly the kind of thing the Jews typically get up to. But more. The Poles are now looking to have Hollywood films made that will portray them sympathetically and extol Polish virtue.
Holland: Many Poles think that the Holocaust attracted great attention in the world, especially in the USA, thanks to American cinema. And that people know too little about the suffering and heroism of the Poles. And so we have the idea of the Polish Culture Minister Piotr Glinski to have some major Hollywood films made to show the suffering and heroism of the Poles.Source
Elsewhere in the interview, Holland explains how the Polish government is trying to reshape public perceptions.
The new Polish government is trying not only to change the political system by dismantling liberal democracy and the balance of powers and loosening the connection to the EU. It also has ambitions to remould the minds of Poles.
It wants to awaken in them the conviction that their people is the best and most important - and all the sins of the Poles of the past are only slander and lies. To fulfil this plan, all public sector media are being used …Holland laments the rise of nationalism in Poland and Europe.
Holland: The atmosphere is darker. People suddenly see that civic freedom, democracy and a feeling of security are in the past, even though it seemed we had these achievements for ever. We have lost all of that - at our our wish. But not only in Poland, in all of Europe nationalism is strengthening. Especially in the young generation. It has become a binding agent again, it offers a community. That is extremely dangerous.
Die Welt: How do you think it will end?
Holland: People — especially the young — are getting bored and want something to happen. They only know war from video games. The prevailing mood is like before the First World War: le grand ennui, the Great Boredom. Some event will occur, and it will all go up like a powder keg.It remains to be seen whether the Jewish strategy will work for non-Jews. I've been saying for a while that Europeans should push back against anti-Europeanism in the same way that Jews push back against antisemitism, rather than simply internalise and accept the guilt complexes the Jews seek to foist upon us. It seems the Poles are now trying, at least partially, to do that.