Polish Holocaust, Afghan Holocaust And Western Holocaust Denial
By Dr Gideon Polya
17 April, 2010
Most people in the English-speaking world have never heard of the World War 2 Polish Holocaust (6 million Poles killed by the Nazis) or the 21st century Afghan Holocaust (4.5 million post-invasion excess deaths in the Afghan Genocide part of the global US Alliance War on Women and Children). The reason for this ignorance is extraordinary holocaust ignoring by Western academics, politicians and media. And one must state at the outset that holocaust ignoring is vastly worse than holocaust denial, because holocaust denial at least admits the possibility of debate whereas holocaust ignoring by the Anglo Mainstream simply “disappears” the Awful Truth.
For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “zero tolerance for lying” and “bear witness”. “Bear witness” is crucially important because History ignored yields history repeated.
However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and their Western backers variously involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.5 million and 4.5 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million, 0.8 million and 2.4 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees – genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ) .
All decent, anti-racist, humanitarians must vigorously oppose and sideline those supporting racist Zionism, Apartheid Israel and racist Western wars and occupations and who are currently complicit in 0.7 million non-violent excess deaths annually in the overseas American Empire stretching from Occupied Somalia to NW Pakistan; continuing, racist perversion of human rights, humanitarian values and rational discourse in the Western democracies; ignoring of worsening climate genocide (that may kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century through unaddressed man-made climate change); and egregious anti-Jewish anti-Semitism through falsely identifying decent, anti-racist Jews with these appalling crimes.
One of the more obscene of the racist Zionist lies is perpetuation of the falsity that there has been only one WW2 holocaust and indeed only one holocaust ever. The reality is that the first WW2 holocaust to be described as a holocaust per se was the Bengali Holocaust in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death in the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine (for the transcript of a recent BBC broadcast about the Bengal Famine and involving myself, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and other scholars see: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/bengalfamine_programme.html ; see also my book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/2008/09/jane-austen-and-black-hole-of-british.html ) . Indian writer N.G. Jog described the Bengal Famine as a :holocaust:' in his 1944 book entitled “Churchill's Blind Spot: India ” (New Book Company, Bombay ).
The WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) was part of the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead). Another part of the WW2 European Holocaust was the Polish Holocaust in which 6 million Poles perished under the Nazis. The racist Zionists who have been variously ignoring or minimizing the Polish Holocaust (6 million dead) or the WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are world's most repugnant holocaust deniers in addition to being the world's worst anti-Semites according to Jewish American scholar Professor Bertell Ollman (see: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/ollman/docs/resignation.php ): “ Furthermore, if Zionism is indeed a particularly virulent form of nationalism and, increasingly, of racism and if Israel is acting toward its captive minority in ways that resemble more and more how the Nazis treated their Jews, then we must also say so. For obvious reasons, the Zionists are very sensitive about being compared to the Nazis (not so sensitive that it has restrained them in their actions but enough to bellow "unfair" and to charge "anti-Semitism" when it happens). Yet, the facts on the ground, when not obscured by one or another Zionist rationalization, show that the Zionists are the worst anti-Semites in the world today, oppressing a Semitic people as no nation has done since the Nazis. ”
History ignored yields history repeated. The Polish Holocaust (1939-1945; 6 million dead) has ben assiduously wiped from history by the racist Zionists (RZs) and their associates and now in the 21st century the same whitewashing is being applied by the racist Zionists and US Alliance warmongers to the ongoing Afghan Holocaust (the post-invasion carnage involving, so far, 3.4 million non-violent excess deaths, an estimated 1.1 million violent deaths, 2.4 million under-5 infant deaths, and 3-4 million refugees, with a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated under Obama war policies in NW Pakistan; see “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ).
Let us attempt to redress this awful holocaust denial by the racist Zionists (RZs) and the Western Mainstream academics, politicians and media in relation to the Polish Holocaust (1939-1945) and the ongoing Afghan Holocaust (2001-).
On 1 September 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland and on 3 September 1939 the UK declared war on Germany . The Soviet Union (USSR) occupied the eastern third of Poland . In 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union .
Nazi Germany was finally crushed by the Red Army in 1945 after the loss of some 20 million Soviet Union lives.
Deaths from violence and deprivation in the racist, genocidal German "lebensraum" program of Germanizing Poland in the 68 month (5.7 year) period from September 1939 to May 1945 totalled about 6 million out of a population of about 28 million. The average population of Poland in this period would accordingly have been about 25 million (see "Occupation of Poland (1939-1945): http://wapedia.mobi/en/Treatment_of_Polish_citizens_by_occupiers ).
1A. Accordingly, the "annual death rate" of Poles in WW2 expressed as a percentage = 6 million people killed x 100/(5.7 years x 25 million people) = 4.2%.
1B. Another way of expressing this carnage is as "deaths per million of population per year" = 6,000,000 killed / (5.7 years x 25 million people) = 42,105 deaths per million per year.
Decent folk believe that "all men are created equal and have an unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Accordingly it is important to compare the Polish Holocaust with other atrocities associated with World War 2.
According to Professor Sir Martin Gilbert, 5.65 million Jews were killed in WW2 out of an initial population of 8.18 million in Nazi-occupied Europe . The average Jewish population in Nazi-occupied Europe in WW2 was 5.35 million (see Gilbert, M. (1969), Jewish History Atlas (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London ); Gilbert, M. (1982), Atlas of the Holocaust (Michael Joseph, London )) .
2A. Accordingly, the "annual death rate" of Jews killed by the Nazis in WW2 expressed as a percentage = 5.65 million people killed x 100/(5.7 years x 5.35 million people) = 18.5%.
2B. Alternatively, this can be expressed as "killings per million of population per year" = 5,650,000 people killed /5.7 years x 5.35 million people = 185, 276 deaths per million of population per year.
Related data from Professor Gilbert is 65,000 French Jews killed out of a population of 300,000 (average WW2 population 268,000) in Nazi-occupied France and accordingly death rate estimates can be made.
3A. "Annual death rate" of French Jews killed in WW2 expressed as a percentage = 65,000 people killed x 100/(5 years x 268,000 people) = 4.9%.
3B. "Killings per million of population per year" for French Jews under the Nazis = 65,000 people killed /(5 years x 0.268 million) = 48,507
A further shocking instance of mass murder in WW2 was that of Australian prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Of 22,000 Australians taken prisoner by the Japanese (mostly in Malaysia and Singapore ) , 8,000 perished in the period February 1942 to August 1945 (3.5 years). The average number of Australian POWs was accordingly (22,000 + 14,000)/2 = 18,000 (see Tim Bowden, "Prisoners of War: Australians under Nippon ", Australian ABC Radio National: ": http://www.abc.net.au/rn/summer/summer2002/pow.htm ).
4A. Accordingly, the "annual death rate" of Australian POWs of the Japanese in WW2 expressed as a percentage was 8,000 killed x 100/(3.5 years x 18,000 people) = 12.7%
4B. Alternatively, this can be expressed as "killings per million of population per year" = 8,000 people killed /3.5 years x 0.018 million people = 126,984 deaths per million of population per year.
According to the UNICEF data (see: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/afghanistan_statistics.html ), 338,000 under-5 year old infants died in 2007 in US Alliance-occupied Afghanistan, 90% avoidably and due to war criminal US Alliance Occupier non-supply of life-sustaining food and medical requisites demanded unequivocally of Occupiers by Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (see: http://www.un-documents.net/gc-4.htm ) . According to the UN Population Division the under-5 year old population in Occupied Afghanistan in 2007 was 4.86 million.
5A. Accordingly, the "annual death rate" of Occupied Afghanistan infants expressed as a percentage is 0.338 million x 100/4.86 million = 7.0% (as compared to 0.1% in Occupier country Apartheid Australia )..
5B. Alternatively, this can be expressed as "deaths per million of population per year" = 338,000/4.86 million = 69,547.
The bottom line in any comparative analysis of violent wrongdoing is consequential death. The current "annual death rate" for Occupied Afghan under-5 year old infants under the US Alliance is 7% - as compared to that of 4% (for Poles under the Nazis in WW2), 5% (French Jews under the Nazis and the Nazi-collaborator Vichy régime in WW2), 13% (Australian POWs of the Japanese in WW2) and 19% (Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe).
The "annual death rate" in "deaths per million per year" is currently about 70,000 for Occupied Afghan under-5 year old infants – as compared to that of 42,000 (for Poles under the Nazis in WW2), 49,000 (French Jews under the Nazis and the Nazi-collaborator Vichy régime in WW2), 127,000 (Australian POWs of the Japanese in WW2) and 185,000 (Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe).
Axis leaders and generals responsible for the carnage of WW2, including the specific atrocities summarized above, were tried and variously punished. The German people adopted a post-war protocol that can be summarized by the acronym CAAAA (C4A) – Cessation of the killing, Acknowledgment of the crimes, Apology for the crimes, Amends and Assertion "never again to anyone".
However the remorseless active and passive killing of the ongoing Afghan Holocaust continues uninterrupted. The Afghan Holocaust has been associated so far with post-invasion non-violent excess deaths totalling 3.4 million; post-invasion violent deaths of 1.1 million (if the ratio of post-invasion violent/non-violent excess deaths is one quarter of the 1.3 for Occupied Iraq); post-invasion under-5 year old infant deaths total 2.4 million; and refugees total 3-4 million with a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan under Obama's war policies – an Afghan Holocaust and also an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ) .
In relation to the Afghan Holocaust there is no CAAAA (C4A), no Cessation of the killing, no Acknowledgment of the crimes, no Apology for the crimes, no Amends and no Assertion "never again to anyone". Indeed the French and Germans in particular are violating "never again to anyone" by their obscene participation in the Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Hussein Obama (BHO), Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Stephen Harper, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and their war criminal associates and underlings should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, including the mass murder of children (mass infanticide, mass pedocide, mass paedocide).
Thou shalt not kill children but the #1 in the World for saying this is not the Holy Father the Pope nor the Archbishop of Canterbury , but an agnostic, humanist scientist from Melbourne, namely the present author (see “Thous shalt not kill children”: http://thoushaltnotkillchildren.blogspot.com/ and http://sites.google.com/site/afghanistangenocideessays/googling-kids-mwc-news ).
In his 2005 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, Jewish British playwright Harold Pinter stated in relation to the Iraqi Genocide: "We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East'. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice." (see: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lecture-e.html ).
In relation to the ongoing atrocity of the Afghan Holocaust one is compelled to paraphrase the late Harold Pinter thus: "How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? 4.5 million? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush, Blair, Obama , Brown and their cronies be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice."
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Like the Good Samaritan we cannot ignore our responsibility to our fellow human beings – we cannot walk by on the other side. Please inform everyone you can – because, as we see with the ongoing Afghan holocaust, today history ignored is yielding history repeated even as history is happening. Arundhati Roy in “The Chequebook and the Cruise Missile” has commented thus on this simultaneous First World holocaust commission and holocaust denial: “the ultimate privilege of the élite is not just their deluxe lifestyles, but deluxe lifestyles with a clear conscience.”
Don't allow the racist Zionist and US Alliance mass murderers the privilege of a “clear conscience” – tell everyone you can about the Palestinian Holocaust and Palestinian Genocide (see: http://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ ), the Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide (see: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ), the Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ ), the Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide (see: http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ) and the worsening Climate Holocaust and Climate Genocide that is predicted to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century due to unaddressed man-made global warming (see: http://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ) . History ignored yields history repeated indeed.
Dr Gideon Polya currently teaches science students at a major Australian university. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has recently published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contribution “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ). He has just published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/ bengalfamine_programme.html ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .