August 20, 2018
Basically, Jews are offended by any mention of themselves.
Because once you start talking about them as a group, you start thinking “hey, aren’t all bad people, and all people who control everything everywhere, a part of this group?”
They don’t even want to be lucky charms.
Visit a few main marketplaces or trinket shops in Warsaw or Krakow, and you’re almost guaranteed to find a figurine or picture of a haredi Orthodox Jew counting money.
Offensive to some and just bizarre to others, the sale of stereotypical images of Jews as good luck charms started in Poland in the 1960s. It closely followed the last large wave of Jewish emigration from the country, where 3.3 million Jews lived before the Holocaust. Only 20,000 Jews live there now.
Critics believe it is an expression of centuries of anti-Semitic bias in a country whose society and government are famously struggling with the tragic history of Poland’s once-great Jewish community. The “Lucky Jew” images are “deeply rooted in negative stereotypes,” Rafal Pankowski, a founder of the Warsaw-based Never Again anti-racism organization, said in a December statement. (His condemnations helped force the Polish parliament’s souvenir shop to drop its Lucky Jew figurines.)
That is really the thing.
“Just… don’t ever mention that we are a group.”
At the same time, they want to brag about how great they are. It creates a conflict in the Jew mind.