Gideon Polya, “Ignoring mass murder - WW2 & NOW”, MWC News, submitted 12 May 2006, not cached by Google.
Ignoring mass murder - WW2 & NOW
IN WORLD WAR 2 (WW2) Polish resistance hero and diplomat Jan Karski was smuggled into the Warsaw Ghetto, escaped to England and attempted to tell the world about the Jewish Holocaust - however Allied authorities did not believe him and would not act . By way of example, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, an adviser to Roosevelt and a Jew, interviewed Jan Karski in 1943 and commented: "I am unable to believe what you have told me." When pressed by another Polish diplomat present, Frankfurter responded: "I did not say that this young man was lying. I said that I was unable to believe what he told me. There is a difference." (see: here ).
In Jan Karski’s own words: "I met with many powerful leaders in London and Washington … I was a nobody during the war. I was a little, anonymous agent. My superiors were saying, “Don't provoke, don't antagonize” … [I] answered questions if I knew the answers… Perhaps it [the Holocaust] did seem unbelievable. What happened to the Jews was unprecedented; humanity was not prepared for it, and the Jews were not prepared for it …The Jews in Europe were totally helpless; they had no government, no country, no representation at the inter-ally conferences.” Even after the Jewish Holocaust was widely accepted as a reality no Allied policy eventuated: "by that time, the basic Allied war strategy was already determined"
Jan Karski has further stated : "Almost every individual was sympathetic to my reports concerning the Jews … But when I reported to the leaders of governments they discarded their conscience, their personal feeling. They provided a rationale which seemed valid. What was the situation? The Jews were totally helpless. The war strategy was the military defeat of Germany and the defeat of Germany's war potential for all eternity. Nothing could interfere with the military crushing of the Third Reich. The Jews had no country, no government. They were fighting but they had no identity".
It is a horrible truth that the actuality of the Jewish Holocaust was only formally acknowledged by the Allied Governments on 17 December 1942, 30 months before the end of the war in Europe. The acknowledgement came in the form of a joint statement by 11 Allied Governments that was read to the House of Commons by Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden (see: here , here, here) and read in part, "numerous reports from Europe that the German authorities, not content with denying to persons of Jewish race in all the territories over which their barbarous rule has now been extended the most elementary rights, are now carrying into effect Hitler's oft repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe. The number of victims of these bloody cruelties is reckoned in many hundreds of thousands of entirely innocent men, women and children".
On the Allied side, moral unresponsiveness, Allied failure to prioritize saving the Jews of Europe, Nazi-Zionist collaboration via Judenraten (Jewish councils) and UK and US Zionist diminution of the ongoing disaster for political reasons (see: here ) all contributed to a catastrophe in which eventually 6 million people perished in the Jewish Holocaust.
Bernard Wasserstein (“Britain and the Jews of Europe”, OUP/Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1979) is critical of claims by John Marlowe and Christopher Sykes (detailed in Wasserstein’s book) that Zionists hampered efforts to find haven for Jews in places other than Palestine. Conversely, Walter Laqueur (“The Terrible Secret. Suppression of the truth about Hitler’s “Final Solution””, Penguin, 1982) condemns the Zionists, including the leaders of the World Jewish Congress, for their ideologically-influenced passivity.
...numerous reports from Europe that the German authorities, not content with denying to persons of Jewish race in all the territories over which their barbarous rule has now been extended the most elementary rights, are now carrying into effect Hitler's oft repeated intention to exterminate the Jewish people in Europe. The number of victims of these bloody cruelties is reckoned in many hundreds of thousands of entirely innocent men, women and children...
Ignoring, denying and minimizing horrendous abuse of humanity simply ensures its continuance. History ignored yields history repeated. However, we can address the problem of gross human rights abuse as one for Rational Risk Management (RRM), a protocol applied in high risk areas such as aviation and the nuclear industry (and responsible for the excellent safety record of these industries). RRM involves the successive processes of (a) acquiring information, (b) scientific analysis of the data involving critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses and (c) sensible systemic change to minimize risk to human life or well-being.
Unfortunately the RRM that keeps passenger planes in the air is perverted in most areas of human activity. The RRM protocol of (a) information, (b) scientific analysis and (c) systemic change is typically replaced by (a) lying, censorship, self-censorship, intimidation, (b) anti-scientific “spin” involving selective use of asserted facts to support a partisan position and (c) counterproductive “blaming and shaming” of suitable victims (especially whistle-blowers), leaving the system unchanged and at possibly increased risk.
6 decades on from the Jewish Holocaust, lying, racist, holocaust-denying neo-conservative politicians and Mainstream Media are variously ignoring, denying and minimizing horrendous, First World-complicit global avoidable mortality and avoidable under-5 infant mortality in the non-European World that presently total 14.8 million and 9.4 million each year – 41,000 and 26,000, respectively, EVERY DAY (2003 UN-derived figures).
The latest UN and UNICEF reports (2006) estimate that 484,000 under-5 year old infants die EACH YEAR in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories, 1,300 EACH DAY, 55 EACH HOUR and roughly 1 (ONE) EVERY MINUTE (see MWC News: and UN sources: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ and http://www.unicef.org/index.html ). About 90% of this horrendous infant mortality in Western-occupied Muslim countries is AVOIDABLE and occurs due to grossly insufficient provision of life-preserving requisites by the Occupiers in gross violation of the Geneva Conventions (everyone should read them).
Post-invasion avoidable mortality and under-5 infant mortality in the Occupied Palestinian Territories now total 0.3 million and 0.2 million, respectively. Post-invasion avoidable deaths due to the Coalition now total 2.7 million, comprising 0.5 million (Occupied Iraq), 1.8 million (Occupied Afghanistan) and 0.4 million (post-2001 global opioid drug-related deaths due to Coalition restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry) and the cost to the US is estimated at US$1-2 TRILLION (see MWC News ).
Any Britons, Americans, Australians, other Coalition country citizens, Israelis or indeed ANY people from whatever subsection of humanity who DENY, IGNORE or SUPPORT gross Israeli human rights abuses of Palestinians or even worse Coalition abuses of Iraqis or Afghans are in a moral position far worse than that of ordinary Germans in 1945 who claimed "We didn't know" - thanks to the UN, UNICEF, humanitarian scholars, the Web and responsible media such as MWC News, they CAN find out, the truth is only a click away.