Petition to the Obama Administration to disavow and correct
the mistruths said by FBI Director Comey
characterizing Poland as a Nazi collaborator
The Polish American Congress and the Polish American community it represents
demand that FBI Director James B. Comey publicly disavows and corrects the
mistruths that he advanced in his speech of April 15, 2015 wherein he
characterized Poland as an accomplice of Nazi Germany in the Holocaust and
murder of millions of people. In the event Mr. Comey is unwilling to apologize,
we respectfully ask for his resignation.
Poland and its citizens of multiple ethnicities and faiths were all victims
of the German invasion, its six-year brutal occupation, and industrialized
murder. During the five years of the German occupation some six million Poles
were exterminated – 3 million Catholics and another 3 million being vastly
Polish Jews and the balance being Jews from other European nations. Slave labor
was endemic. Random civilian round-ups, daily civilian executions, systematic,
purposeful starvation, and the relentless extermination of Polish intellectuals,
politicians, and cultural figures, were the daily circumstance of life in the
brutal police state imposed by the Germans in Poland.
Despite the brutal occupation, Poland fought longer than any other country,
was the only country occupied by Germany not to establish a collaborating
quisling, and fielded the largest underground opposition in any German-occupied
territory. Poland was the only country where Germans killed anyone hiding or
feeding Jews, yet Poland was the only country that established an organization
to rescue Jews, Zegota, and the only country whose underground army killed those
who turned Jews over to the Germans.
Only with full and accurate portrayal of history can American officials and
general public respond appropriately to today’s global challenges. Let's begin
that requisite task here and now.
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