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March 17, 2016

New museum will honor Polish people who helped Jews during World War II

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 7:31 am
Jewish men marching to their death in the Holocaust

Jewish men marching to their death in the Holocaust

Today, I read in the news about the Ulma Family Museum in Poland, which has just opened.  http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-museum-honoring-poles-killed-saving-jews-opens/

The following quote is from a news article about the Museum:

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The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews, in the village of Markowa, opens at the site in southern Poland where Germans killed an entire family [the Ulma family] for sheltering Jews in 1944. The victims included Jozef Ulma and his wife Wiktoria, who was seven months pregnant, their six small children, and eight [other] Jews in hiding.

It is Poland’s first memorial devoted to the Christians who helped Jews during the war, an act punishable in Poland by the immediate execution of helpers and their entire families.

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In 1995, Yad Vashem posthumously bestowed the title of the Righteous Among the Nations on the Ulmas. Yad Vashem said the Ulma family “has become a symbol of Polish sacrifice and martyrdom during the German occupation.”

In 2003 the Catholic Church opened a beatification process for the Ulmas, which is still underway.

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Beatification is the first step toward sainthood. The Ulma family members could become saints for their acts of helping Jews during World War II, when the Nazis wanted to put the Jews in concentration camps, and allegedly gas them.

There were many other families in Poland that hid the Jews from the Nazis during World War II. Will they all be canonized as saints now?

You can read about the Catholic canonization process at http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-canonization-process-for-sainthood.html

This brings up the question of whether a person can be canonized as a saint for saving a non-Jew.  I don’t think so. The Jews are God’s Chosen People. The rest of mankind is classified as worthless goyim, who are not even human.