Yad Vashem, said the statement contained “grave errors and deceptions.”
Among other things, it objected to the statement’s assertion that the wartime Polish government-in-exile tried to stop the systematic murder of Polish Jews in Nazi death camps by trying to raise awareness among the Western allies and that it “created a mechanism of systematic help and support to Jewish people.”
Yad Vashem, a venerated state institution and the country’s hallowed authority on
“Existing documentation and decades of historical research yield a totally different picture.”
This item was in the news today and is causing quite a stir in the Israeli media, politics and in the Yad Vashem administration.
It seems though that the outrage is limited to European Jew haters – and not
I refer to the policy at Yad Vashem which whitewashes the role played by Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin el Husseini, in whipping up support for the Nazis and their adoration of Hitler in particular
Before the current expansion of Yad Vashem, the old museum had a floor to ceiling photo of the infamous meeting between the Arab leader and Hitler in Berlin where Husseini did his all to help him make sure that no Jews were saved from the ovens.
Opposite that photo was an equally huge one of Jewish soldiers in the British army fighting the Nazis. The message was simple, loud and clear and true.
In the new Yad Vashem, that message is whitewashed and hidden.
I had to make two rounds of the museum to find what I was looking for – a photo of Husseini with Hitler. What I finally found was a tiny photo in a place where people are not likely to see it, of the Arab Nazi (made ceremonial general of the SS) with Himmler and not Hitler. After all many would not even recognize Himmler so the effect would be minimized as is the size of the new photo.
It would seem that Hitler was dismissed or escaped from Yad Vashem.
This happened in the post-Oslo (the Arabs are no longer our enemies but peace partners…) PC version of Yad Vashem.
None of my communications with officials at Vashem receive the courtesy of a reply
The local guides at Yad Vashem with whom I have spoken are usually not even aware of the photo let alone discuss the subject with visitors.
Did someone say ” whitewash”?