The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944
Emphasizes that the Polish people, like the Jews, were victims of a German war of annihilation which nearly succeeded. While some Poles helped Jews, others helped the Germans to hunt them down. However, these were condemned by the Polish underground. Ch. 5 (pp. 121-151) argues that Polish failure to save the Jews was due not to antisemitism but rather to preoccupation with their own survival and lack of mutual social contacts. Contends that Polish antisemitism was mainly an expression of resentment against Jewish economic domination, matched by Jewish discrimination against Poles. Poles resented the Jewish welcome of the Soviets in 1939. Up to 1942, they believed that the Jews were relatively safe in the ghettos. also denies "exaggerated" accusations of antisemitism in the Anders Army. Ch. 6 (pp. 152-181) describes actions of the government-in-exile on behalf of the Jews; denies that the Home Army failed to help the Warsaw ghetto fighters.
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14 Korboński , who headed the Directorate of Civil Resistance , said the same
thing . Two of the cables sent by Korboński , which have eluded previous
researchers , have been found and conclusively prove that Polish government
officials in ...
On August 11 , 1942 , another message from Korboński read : From the Poznan
Citadel Adolf Bniński disappeared without a trace . In Warsaw Chancellor ( of the
university ) Tadeusz Pruszkowski was shot . From the ghetto , 7 , 000 ( people ) ...
Not far away Korboński spotted a Jewish friend of his , walking unconcernedly
down the street . “ Leave Warsaw at once , ” he warned ; “ in fifteen minutes a
large scale action is going to begin , and no one can foresee its outcome . ” The
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Though many nations were forced to endure Nazi tyranny during World War II, nowhere was its fury more devastating than in Poland. Poland suffered more than six million casualities and witnessed the ... Read full review
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