What I think is ridiculous is the assertion that:
A great race such as Ashkenazi Jews is like lawn weeds. No matter how much herbicide you use weeds will always appear. Similarly no amount of persecution can destroy a great race.
Passing over the extreme bad taste of your language, the notion that people can just shrug off murderous persecution is almost impossibly glib.
Prior to September of 1939 the Jewish population of Poland amounted to some 3,250,000 souls. Come the year 1945, there were approximately 100,000 Jews living in Poland proper. During the next year returning folk doubled the pathetic numbers within the borders of prewar Poland. During the decades to come the majority of the Jews left the country, not all did so voluntarily. At the last census in 2011 the number of Poles who declared themselves to be Jewish was 7,353.
The Polish Jews were destroyed. Raul Hilberg entitled his history, The Destruction of the European Jews
. This was not hyperbole, because that is what happened.
It is entirely within the realm of possibility to destroy, or murder, an entire nation. I know this is so because it has happened. There have been genocides where every last individual of an entire nation has been killed. I am thinking here of any number of islands in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean. They had nowhere to run, when the Spanish arrived, you see.
Notwithstanding the fact that a fraction of the Jews of Poland survived they were by any reasonable assessment destroyed.
What was achieved was of a mind boggling scale. If the Nazis could have held off the Allies they could have come to within a hairs breadth of killing them to the last living person.
If you do not know who Raul Hilberg is you may be interested in the links below. Hilberg was a soldier with the U.S. Army during the war. He was eventually assigned to do research in the archives of the German State for the War Documentation Department. Subsequently he wrote his history which is about 1400 pages in length. He had some difficulty finding a publisher. The book is, presently, well regarded and is widely available, and was initially published in 1961.
An analysis of one document: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-aAwsJjJxYBo
Both clips are from the documentary Shoah
Edited 8/15/2017 02:21:29