ThomasG wrote: Nice strawman. It is a debatable question whether the Jews are a nation or just an ethnic group.[…]
Then debate elsewhere; it has nothing to do with the issue at hand. Crimes against French Jews were (amongst other things) crimes against French citizens, ie, crimes against the French nation. This has nothing to do with Zionism, the Bible, Stalin, or your definition of nation or ethnic group. Your artificial separation of one group of citizens of France from the rest of French citizens is based on criteria anchored in the National Socialist concept of race (not on the Bible, Halakha, or Stalinist dogma), and it is therefore a racist, and specifically an anti-Semitic, attitude.
ThomasG wrote: FWIW, I am a firm supporter of Israel and not an anti-Semite.
I couldn't care less if you were a card-carrying member of Mossad or Shin Bet or both. It has no relevance to the point. What you wrote, and the distinction you made, was racist and anti-Semitic.
ThomasG wrote: Please apologize for your insults.
Let me put this as politely as I know how: Get stuffed (with knobs on).
Patzinak wrote:To be a member of the resistance is to make a conscious choice -- just like joining the NSDAP or joining the Communist party. One does not choose one's ancestry.
What does that have to do with anything?
It has to do with this:
ThomasG wrote:[…] A member of a small persecuted minority group or a resistance fighter is not an "average Joe".
that is, with your lumping together of two dissimilar categories.
Btw, I'm glad to see you stopped citing Stalin, tovarishch. That means you've caught up with 1956. Keep going, and, who knows? soon enough you'll catch up with 1991.