Up until September, Pawel and Ola were relatively content people. They were highschool sweethearts, happily married, and thought “that Jews were the biggest plague and the worst evil of this world.”
Yes, you see, Pawel and Ola were skinheads. Neo-Nazis. The modern stragglers from a 70-year-old movement driven mainly by Hitler’s religious dogma and his drastic misreading of Nietzsche. And up until September, they were content in that decision.
Then in September, they found out from the Warsaw Jewish Historical Institute that both of them were actually Jews.
Let’s pause just a moment. Wouldn’t that kind of throw a wrench into things? Wouldn’t that seriously fuck up your world view? Wouldn’t you, if you had a fiber of rationality in your body, immediately think EITHER that you should kill yourself immediately, since your God-given duty as a non-Jew was to kill Jews, i.e. you, OR realize that the entire Neo-Nazi movement was ridiculous and that clearly Jews weren’t inherently bad because you were one and you’re probably ok with yourself?
Apparently not. It seems the two have seamlessly transitioned into Jewish life. Here’s a few quotes from the article.
Both 33, they’ve now embraced their Jewish identity and are active in their local orthodox synagogue.
I’m sorry, but if I was in charge of a Jewish orthodox synagogue and the two local hicks, who had been dedicated fucking Nazis until they were 33, came in and said “just kidding, turns out we’re swine like you, where’s them tiny hats?” I’d have kicked them to the fucking curb. To hell with all that forgiveness shit, you spent your entire adult life hating me for no reason, now you can fucking die alone, shunned by both the Jews you hated and the Nazis who know who you really are.
But hey, at least they’re torn apart inside, racked with guilt over the senseless evil they’ve visited upon the innocent, right?
“I’m not saying that I don’t have regrets but it’s not something that I walk around and lash myself over… I feel sorry for those that I beat up,” Pawel said. “But I don’t hold a grudge against myself.”
WELL YOU FUCKING SHOULD.