Sunday, November 12, 2006
Polish Racist and Antisemite Gets Monument - Defaced
Apparently, some Poles still think that people like Roman Dmowski (1864-1939) deserve statues in Warsaw. Dmowski was the founder of the National Democratic Party (Endecja) and a tireless advocate of extreme nationalism, xenophobia, and antisemitism. Last Friday, a new statue of this great hero was unveiled. The liberal Gazeta Wyborcza reports that "it has been a long time since a Warsaw monument has generated so much controversy." The good news: some people were unhappy enough about the whole business to paint a swastika on Dmowski.
In an op-ed, Seweryn Blumsztajn, as far as I can tell, comes out against this act of vandalism.
Posted by Amos at 11:37 PM