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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Sikorski put Rowecki in charge of ZWZ operations in the homeland , while
Sosnkowski continued to serve as his superior in London , until Sosnkowski ' s
removal shortly after the signing of the Polish - Soviet treaty in 1941 . 34 Sikorski '
83 But Dirlewanger escaped Kamiński ' s fate , and his unit continued to operate
in the Polish capital . The sallow - faced commander continued to enjoy the
patronage of influential Nazis , and not even Guderian ' s attempt to get rid of ...
Tasting political and military victory , the Poles - incredibly - put their faith in the
Soviet Union for the second time in two months , and the bloodbath continued . It
was to be August all over again . The Russian offensive against Praga was ...
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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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