Remember, if you ever fought against Russia, you’re a hero…even if you fought in Nazi division during WWII.
Poland Education Minister Przemysław Czarnek has begun the process to extradite Yaroslav Hunka, 98, who fought with the Nazis in WWII.
Poland knows he is in Canada because Canada and Ukraine wanted to honor this “Ukrainian-Canadian hero.”
Here’s the story plus some history because history is important.
Poland and Canada
Poland, whom everyone has fought over since ever, is always seeking justice against those who destroyed her in WWII. Can you blame Poland?
Thanks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Hunka made international news.
Now, Poland might extradite Hunka. Czarnek wrote on X/Twitter (translated on the site):
In view of the scandalous events in the Canadian Parliament, which involved honoring, in the presence of President Zelenskiy, a member of the criminal Nazi SS Galizien formation, I have taken steps towards the possible extradition of this man to Poland.
Wobec skandalicznych wydarzeń w kanadyjskim parlamencie polegających na uhonorowaniu w obecności także prezydenta Zełenskiego członka zbrodniczej, hitlerowskiej formacji SS Galizien, podjąłem kroki w kierunku ewentualnej ekstradycji tego człowieka do Polski.… https://t.co/92qK1voktN pic.twitter.com/5J4lljH5JX
— Przemysław Czarnek (@CzarnekP) September 26, 2023
Again, the area of the formation is critical: Galicia [Galizien] was and still is part of Poland and Ukraine. Therefore, Poland can extradite Hunka.
The moment in parliament was beyond embarrassing for Trudeau and Zelenskyy. You literally honored a man who fought with Nazis. You have no idea if he harbored or still has Nazi viewpoints.
I bet Trudeau is going to make Speaker Anthony Rota take the fall.
Did #Trudeau have a personal meeting with Waffen SS Nazi Yaroslav Hunka ?
The evidence would seem to suggest so.
The Speaker of the Canadian Parliament barely had time to take full responsibility for inviting SS veteran Yaroslav Hunka (saying Trudeau and Zelensky had nothing to… pic.twitter.com/VzPIljDdIN
— Jim Ferguson (@JimFergusonUK) September 26, 2023
Leader of Canada's House of Commons is forced to apologize after honoring a NAZI in the public gallery who fought in WWII – as 98-year-old is given round of applause by Justin Trudeau and visiting Zelensky https://t.co/MHFoHSbjxj pic.twitter.com/9cNoLDjIxo
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 25, 2023
Liberal House Leader Karina Gould and Canada’s Speaker of the House Anthony Rota holdings hands with Waffen-SS Nazi soldier, Yaroslav Hunka. pic.twitter.com/ZMzeqZu6gN
— Harrison Faulkner (@Harry__Faulkner) September 24, 2023
But hey. Hunka fought against Russia!
Trudeau once again shows that he lacks self-awareness or reality because Russia made him do it.
Germany and Russia were enemies in WWII. They hated each other. The agreement they made would have never lasted, especially since Hitler hungered for the world.
Some of those under Russian, except Poland because obvs, rule would join anyone who fought against Russia.
Hunka fought against Russia as a member of the First Ukrainian Division in WWII. The division was also known as the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division, which was formed in the Galicia area.
Galicia is important because it is made up of Ukraine and Poland. But in WWII, it was German-occupied Poland.
The Nazis controlled the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division in its fight against Russia.
Trudeau and Zelenskyy honored Hunka at the Canadian Parliament.
But does that mean Hunka is a Nazi? Did he have the same views as the Nazis? Many people had to fight against their will. Many stayed quiet to save their families. People give Pope Benedict crap about being a member of the Hitler Youth. Guess what. You had to do that. If you didn’t, then your whole family could go to the camps and face death.
Again, no matter what, it does not change the fact that Hunka fought with the Nazis and belonged to a division under their control.
Was Hunka in the same position? How did the division come to be?
Initially, the Germans were greeted as liberators by some of the Ukrainian populace. In Galicia especially, there had long been a widespread belief that Germany, as the avowed enemy of Poland and the U.S.S.R., was the Ukrainians’ natural ally for the attainment of their independence.
The Nazis quickly made it known that independence wasn’t in the books for Ukraine.
I had to do quick research, but I found that those who volunteered for the unit had to swear allegiance to Hitler. But the Nazis promised the unit would only fight against Bolsheviks and communism.
So, did those who already joined the division have to stay once they realized they were duped? Could they have left once they realized the Nazis were just as horrible as the Russians?
There is no doubt in my mind that many of those people agreed with Nazi ideas and world viewpoints.
I don’t know how Hunka felt about Jews. It seemed Hunka agreed with the Nazis on nationalism, which in their view, meant eliminating everyone not like them.
Hunka wrote in a blog post, according to Heavy (emphasis mine):
He described how villagers welcomed German soldiers “with joy” when they entered his town in July 1941, “knowing that there would no longer be that terrifying knocking on the door in the middle of the night, and at least it would be possible to sleep peacefully now.”
He continued, “A new ‘liberator’ of the Ukrainian people – Führer Hitler – reigned over the Berezhansk land.” However, a “new wave of arrests” occurred. He was 16.
People signed up out of duty to their “native land” and out of fear the Russians would return, he wrote, adding, “Many students of the Berezhansk Gymnasium died a heroic death in the ranks of the UPA, in the ‘Galichyna’ division. I do not want the reader to understand that my entire generation was ideologically motivated and spiritually conscious.”
That’s a weird translation. I don’t know if it’s correct, but if it is, then the generation was ideologically motivated. Hunka even described his village of Urman as “the most nationally conscious village in the district.”
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