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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Often the Poles repeated the saying , “ As the sun rises , Sikorski gets closer , " or
sang the ditty , “ March , March , Sikorski from London to Poland . " Despite the
negative view of most Poles toward the Sanacja , the memory of Piłsudski still ...
During two visits to Washington in March 1941 and again in March 1942 ,
Sikorski asked for an American declaration against the Germans concerning their
oppressive policies against the Poles and Jews . In March 1942 , Sikorski
The Black Book was published again in April 1942 and March 1943 . 2 .
Ciechanowski , Defeat in Victory , 18 , 101 - 02 ; memo of conversation of Welles ,
25 March 1942 , in FRUS , 3 : 130 - 31 . 3 . Depesza , Ministerstwo Spraw ...
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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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