David Thompson wrote:Rarog -- You said:It's a good argument against the theory that the executions took place in that time. Or, as the author says with SARCASM, one has to suppose that as Shvernik and Kaganovich were Jewish there were celebrating, and it's antisemitism.
and:One has eithe to suggest that there were no executions by that time or admit that two Jews were "vacationing" at the moment.
Of course, I don't care for their ethnicity, but it's a powerful argument for Anti-Semites...
Assuming the story about the "vacation" is true, I don't see that it shows anything except the presence of the two men. The remark about the two men being Jewish, without any evidence showing how that might affect their motivation, is both stupid and irrelevant.
You also said:But, hell, I understand your predicament!!!!!
The only "predicament here is whether to delete the insulting post, or lock the thread in its entirety.
We don't permit insulting generalizations of that sort here. We don't allow posters to make remarks like that directly, nor do we permit them to be made indirectly by quoting someone else. Don't do it again.
I would suggest that we keep the thread open.
Katyn is one of the 'opened mysteries' with many unsolved questions - who was responsible, the motives, the extent of the cover up.