Who Sent the Jews to the Ghetto?


The Associated Press  and Aderet, Ofer  (March 22, 2018). Poland Disavows PM’s Father’s Claim That Jews Moved to Ghettos to Get Away From non-Jews. Haaretz English Edition. https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/poland-disavows-pm-s-father-s-ghetto-claim-1.5935141.

In a revealing sequel to the original legislation criminalizing any reference to Poles as perpetrators in the Holocaust which was stewarded by Poland’s Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, the father of the prime minister, Kornel Morawiecki, claimed in an interview that “Jews were not forced into ghettos by Germans but went willingly because ‘they were told there would be an enclave where they could get away from the nasty Poles.’  He also said that Jews had abetted the Germans.”

Morawiecki, the father, also asked, “Who sent the Jews to the Umschlagpatz?” referring to the gathering of Jews from a ghetto for transport to the concentration/death camps.  “‘Was it the Germans?  No, the Jewish police.'”

The Polish government subsequently stated that the father’s claims “do not reflect the position of the government.”