Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The polish jew genealogical scam

There is nothing worse than to be called a liar when you are correct, especially when it comes to your family. In this day and age it happens to people more than ever. Lately people have been targeted by people who will state their family’s heritage is false, when in fact they are on the receiving of a scheme to defame them. Interestingly enough many people who pull this scam are polish, jewish, or a combination of the two. Often it happens to people in positions of influence, and the people who perpetrate those actions claim to be geneaologists. Yet often they do not show their work, delay in showing their work, or demand ridiculously high fees for their time and in doing so demonstrate a malicious.

This is something that I can speak of since I have had to deal with this problem and successfully silence those who made those claims. What essentially started out as ad hominem rumors began to circulate more frequently. To defend myself I thouroughly researched and obtained documents on my family to back myself up and quiten those spreading the slander. As it turned out the rumors and attacks were baseless, the truth being that the rumors were based on the facts that certain vital stastics and information on my father’s family were missing from immigration and that none of the facts were consistent on any government documents, which was common before WWII regarding immigrant families in america. When those doing the slander could not do as I had done they showed themselves as the liars they were. And as it turned out most of the slander came from people who were polish jews. As in investigating any case, it is the fine detais that are important.

Unfortunately, others have not been as smart and tenacious, and many of those targeted have been those in politics and positions of influence. Take john kerry for example. During his presidential campaign geneaologists claimed that kerry’s father’s ancestors were polish jews and he was distantly related to george bush. However, the only proof the researchers did was th hawk a genealogical software, not to show hard documents. The old story of jews adopting Irish names and behaviors is an old story which has circulated among many people, which though true for some people was never positively proven for kerry. Consider also this was brought up in an election, and had the effect of calling kerry’s character into question. Had this been brought up before the election it would have been believable, however since it occurred during an election year the credibelity and motivation of this geneaological scheme must be questioned. If one doubts this look at how similar accusations effected george allen in 2006, damaging his credibility and costing him his senate seat.

The case of madeline albright is another example. Though not seeking office she was appointed secretary of state under bill clinton to succeed warren christopher while she was serving as ambassador to the un. Right before her appointment rumors circulated that most of her family were in fact jews, most of who were killed during the holocaust, and this had been unknown until just before her confirmation. Though this did not effect her being appointed it called her credibility into question at a time when america was entangled in sensitive foreign issues. This was particularly noticed by those in the Balkans and Middle East, and also caused problems for bill clinton’s reputation.

If one thinks that this polish jew genealogical scam is confined to america one needs to look around the World more thouroughly. Take the example of israel’s current eternal enigma, the definite biography of ariel sharon. Of all of israel’s political leaders he is the only one without a definitive biography of his early years, as various sources place his year of birth from 1915 to 1928 and the location of his birth in poland, Russia, and israel. Or look at Iceland’s Dorrit Moussaieff. The fact that she is of Bukharan jewish ancestry is not in question, the claims made by some of her being related to Genghis Khan are. As it is her ancestors were among the artisans Genghis Khan kept alive to work for him, however with that other genealogical scam, the one where sloppy DNA work is used to claim that one-tenth of Asians are descended from Genghis Khan without properly testing it against known descendants of Genghis Khan, kicking around those rumors circulate, and without proof.

Lest you think this is confined to the realm of politics look at other prominent individuals. In April 2007 shortly after his death someone put up on wikipedia that Mstislav Rostropovich was really a polish jew, when in fact his heritage was Belarussian, Russian, and Azeri. Or how Shura Cherkassky has sometimes been labelled as jewish, when in fact his family were Iranian royals who settled in Russia and the Crimean Khanate during the 17th century, and the sole criteria used to label him as jewish was the fact he was born in Odessa. Or how Johann Stauss and other prominent people from Vienna and Austria are sometimes labeled as jewish, partly due to sloppy genealogical research.

I could go on forever listing individual cases, but my point is clear. Even today people are still falsely labeled as jewish in attempts to slur their character, including as polish jews. Do your own research and use reputable info instead of believing everything you hear. If you believe everything you hear you are as stupid as those who believe what the bank of poland said in 2007 that the polish settled jamestown instead of the english, or trust a military like israels that uses the motto strength through deception.

Peter Khan Zendran

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