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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the Holy See and the Polish government, given the flagrant and never- hitherto-
experienced persecution of the church in Poland."64 The Pope's speech of June
2, 1943, was warmly received by the Polish government-in-exile and quieted ...
64 The Polish government did not always deal effectively with charges of anti-
Semitism, with the consequence that its credibility was seriously affected in the
minds of many Jews. There was a tendency for the Polish government to delay
By war's end, the president of the American Federation of Polish Jews, Jozef
Tennenbaum, made the unsubstantiated claim ... To Etter, the answer to the
Jewish question in Poland was found in supporting the Polish government rather
than in ...
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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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