Polish MP says pogroms were good for Jews, assisted natural selection

Far-right Polish MP Janusz Korwin-Mikke was speaking on a news program about the ‘upside’ of the corona virus which he also said was improving the human gene poll through natural selection.

 Janusz Korwin-Mikke with his family.  (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Janusz Korwin-Mikke with his family.
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Pogroms against Jews benefited the Jewish people because they winnowed out the weak through natural selection, according to a member of the Polish parliament.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a leading member of a coalition of far-right parties called Confederation, Liberty and Independence, made his remarks on a Polish Polsat TV news program last Thursday about the effects of the coronavirus epidemic.
There was an upside to the coronavirus because it is eradicating the weak through natural selection and improving humanity’s gene pool, he said.
Korwin-Mikke tried to prove his point by citing Jewish history.
Murderous pogroms against Jews in Europe had a positive outcome because the weak in the Jewish community died and the strong survived, he said, implying that this improved the stock of the Jewish people.
Rabbis had even been in favor of such pogroms to benefit from the “natural selection” benefits of such massacres, Korwin-Mikke said.
A video of his comments was posted on a Confederation Facebook page.
Korwin-Mikke has a history of making comments distorting the Holocaust and of an antisemitic nature.
In 2013, he said Adolf Hitler probably had not known about the Holocaust. In 2019, he protested the decision to ban Holocaust denier David Irving from entering Poland.
Korwin-Mikke also accused British Jewish activists of “working for the Freemasons,” after international media organizations broadcast footage of an annual antisemitic ritual over Easter in the small town of Pruchnik, Poland, in which residents beat an effigy of a Jewish man representing Judas Iscariot.