The Puzzle of Masking One's Identity
13 January 2005
Most people oppose alien objectives coerced upon their nation. It makes no
difference if the coercion is instituted by military or if it's
No wonder one often reads about citizens mocking the racket called
academia. Majorities are offended by the intimidation of foreign and alien
indoctrination upon their children. This is especially prevalent in French,
German, Spanish, English and American communities. I've got a few minutes
and will attempt to provide info about alien courses pushed upon European
academia. The courses below only apply to one university. This is about the
culture, history and traditions of a ethno cluster that, according to
politicians and TV, only numbers a few thousand.
I don't have time or the resources to included more than a few data. The
information below was obtained from a fellow residing in Scandinavia. The material doesn't include, for example, levels of study (such as, from, say, a 101 course, to an advanced level). This is merely a brief.
This is an enlightening tool. It's about an actual transnational piece of
evidence. In an authentic free society, if academia doesn't have adequate
student enrollment, courses are dissolved. These few lines show that, for
some strange reason, youth -- born in Poland -- are flocking to enroll in
Zydeo studies. This signals the fact that either Eastern Europeans feel
affection for Jews, or world propaganda has lied about WW II concentration
stats. What could it be?
Well, recently, on one side of the table, quite a lot of scholars,
journalists, film directors and even newspaper editors have affirmed that
they believe that there are over three million citizens of Jewish heritage
residing in Poland. Apparently, some base their belief on the
foundation that over two million Zyds prior to WW II could function in the
Polish language. Many also allege that a Yiddish-speaking element could
comprehend German and thus blend into society. One reads that despite
media patronage, countless millions don't abide by global Zydeo laws about
numbers emanating from any party line.
Adding to the above is an ever-popular word used by millions in their new
age vernacular. It's zazydzony (full of Jews). It's an openly acknowledged absolute fact that those of Jewish heritage fill the ranks of media, banking, international Polish business, schools, academia and Warsaw's
political decision making. Numerous books have been composed on this topic.
Millions speak about this on the street. It's no secret.
On the other hand, those expressing solidarity with the Jewish community and
seeking to advance Yiddish and Holocaust studies, insist that that's absurd.
This philo-Semitic group bases its claim on the fact that only a few
thousand attend Jewish religious facilities.
Whatever the case, facts prove, as anchored in the document below, that
Amerika's academia is not unique. At this writing, as educational funds
become scarce, grants are bestowed for lectures on the need for tolerance.
Politicos in the know are satisfying ethno eccentric cravings.
It's troubling to see multitudes asking why huge numbers hide their
identity. Could it be because they deem the world hates them. If so, why
would that be?
Perhaps more love is required. Maybe more open and free discussion is
required about Zydeo numbers and learning. At the same time, right and left
wingers need to be more compassionate about dual sentiment ethno-needs and
Jewish subjects at the University of Warsaw, 2004/2005
1 The History of Jews, Dr. Krystyna Stebnicka
2 Jewish Literature
3 Jews in the Roman Empire, Dr. Krystyna Stebnicka
4 Yiddish/ Einfuehrung ins Jiddische Dr. Ewa Geller
Instytut Germanistyki (One must know the German language)
5 Jewish Warsaw (A knowledge of Yiddish is necessary)
6 American Jews and American culture, Dr. hab. Bozenna ChyliYska
(A knowledge of English is necessary)
7 Der Diskurs über das Judentum in der Literatur und Literaturwissenschaft ,
Prof. K. Sauerland
8 Literarische Schreibweisen über den [ ] (Knowledge of German is required)
Other courses include-
A) The Sociological Puzzle of Minorities in Society, Dr. Magorzata Melchior.
B) The Puzzle of Jewish Structure.
C) Anti-Semitism and its forms, Dr. hab. Ireneusz KrzemiYski.
D) The History of Jews in Poland, Dr. Jerzy Tomaszewski, Dr. Anna
E) History of the Jewish State, Prof. Jerzy Tomaszewski.
F) Jews in the Congress Kingdom, Mgr. Artur Markowski.
G) The Holocaust in Provinces, Mgr. Jakub Petelewicz.
H) History of Jews in Poland, Dr. Anna Micha12owska.
I) Yiddish Literature, in XIX-XX Centuries, Prof. Monika
J) The Contemporary Society of Isreal, Dr. Nilly Amit.
K) The Hebrew Language, Mgr. Regina Garwacka.
Dear Friends, This is the Forum for Dialogue Among Nations'
fourth quarter Newsletter for 2004. Our goal is to bring you up to date on
our most current activities. We will continue to fight bigotry, racism and
anti-Semitism in Poland and to foster Polish-Jewish dialogue in the coming
year. We wish you all peace and prosperity in 2005, Andrzej Folwarczny
President Forum for Dialogue Among Nations TOLERANCE WORKSHOPS- The
Forum successfully completed its Fall 2004 "Tolerance Workshop" program in
Warsaw high schools. The curriculum included a series of educational games,
role playing, and discussions about tolerance and democracy. The students
learned how to confront racism, xenophobia and intolerance in every day
life. The project was made possible through the generosity of the Polish
Ministry of Education.
ANTHOLOGY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE- The Forum received a grant from the
Polish Ministry of Culture to continue its work on publication of a
bilingual anthology of avant-garde Yiddish literature of the 20's and 30's
in Warsaw. We hope that the anthology will express the general spirit of
the avant-garde movement, which, by integrating different kinds of
literature and art, created a body of modern Jewish art. The volume will
include, along with the literacy texts, poetry and prose, critical texts,
reproductions of graphics, paintings and posters. The publication will
familiarize readers with diverse and fascinating artists whose works used
to appear in magazines such as "Ringen", "Di chaliastre" and "Albatros".
The texts, accompanied by an introduction and commentary, will be published
in Yiddish and Polish. Young Yiddish scholars, students and graduates of
the Warsaw University connected to the Forum are involved in the project.
"THE SHTETL: MYTH AND REALITY, THEN AND NOW" CONFERENCE On November 25th,
the Institute For Polish-Jewish Studies sponsored a conference about shtetl
life at the Polish Embassy in London. The Forum is proud to have had one of
its members, Zuzanna Solakiewicz, participate as a speaker. Ms.
Solakiewicz presented a paper called "The Image of the Shtetl in
Present-day Poland: The Case of Kozienice."
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
(AJC) DIPLOMATIC MISSION On November 16th and 17th, the AJC Diplomatic
Mission to Europe visited Poland. The delegation, headed by David Harris,
AJC's Executive Director, met with the Polish Prime Minister, Speaker of
the Parliament and other high ranking politicians, members of the Polish
Jewish community and representatives of the Polish Catholic Church. The
Forum is an AJC partner in Poland and was honored to join the delegation
for its activities in Warsaw.
AN EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON THE HOLOCAUST
IN THE NETHERLANDS From November 14th to16th, two representatives of the
Forum took part in a conference focusing on "Teaching the Holocaust in
Multicultural Classes and Dealing with Anti-Semitism at Schools". It was
organized by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Experts from different
countries shared their experiences and approaches to teaching Holocaust
education. The Forum representatives, also representing Poland, showed the
importance of teaching about anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe.
POLISH-ISRAELI YOUTH MEETING On October 13th, the Forum organized a
meeting between Warsaw high school students and their peers from Israel to
discuss Polish-Jewish history. The meeting, moderated by trained
facilitators from the Forum, used texts published by Facing History and
Ourselves, an American educational organization.
B'NAI B'RITH REPRESENTATIVE'S VISIT TO WARSAW- Mr. Eric Fusfield, Director
of Legislative Affairs of B'nai B'rith International (USA), met on October
12th with members of the Forum to follow up on issues recently discussed
during the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)
Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, in Warsaw, from October 4 to 15.
The focus of the meetings was on promoting tolerance and
non-discrimination, as well as cooperation between international
organizations promoting human rights.
AN AWARD TO MICHA BILEWICZ One
of the Forum's members, Micha Bilewicz, was awarded a scholarship
"Zostancie z nami!" (Stay with us!) funded by a prestigious Polish
"Polityka" weekly. The competition recognizes outstanding young Polish
scientists. Micha works at the Psychology Faculty at Warsaw University,
where he is working on his PhD thesis on social prejudices and
"PROMOTING TOLERANCE 2004" Andrzej Folwarczny, President of
the Forum, took part in the "10 Years of Dialogue on Promoting Tolerance in
Eastern and Central Europe" conference in Brussels. The conference, which
was organized by the American Jewish Committee and the Friedrich Naumann
Foundation, took place in conjunction with the OSCE (Organization for
Security and Co-operation in Europe) Conference on Tolerance and the Fight
against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination. It was a great opportunity
to exchange experiences on promoting tolerance and fighting anti-Semitism
in different European countries.
YIDDISH CULTURE SEMINAR In August,
two representatives of the Forum participated in the International Seminar
of Yiddish Language and Culture (Yiddish un Yiddishkait) in Kiev, Ukraine.
The gathering included teachers, actors and other Yiddish speakers from
Central and Eastern Europe, as well as France and Israel. The Forum is
very interested in organizing Yiddish cultural events in Poland so our
representation and participating at the Seminar was very important. THE
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efforts, we are pleased to announce the formation of a special category of
giving called "The American Council of the Forum for Dialogue Among
Nations." The minimum financial contribution for Council recognition is
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