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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government supporters , was another elitist group who opposed the government .
... its agencies in Poland included the Workers Party of Polish Socialists (
Robotnicza Partia Polskich Socjalistow ) , Polish Syndicalists , and other small
He urged political groups to concentrate on unity or else doom Poland to
catastrophe . 64 Sikorski was equally concerned about what he perceived as
unhealthy divisiveness in the homeland . At a meeting of his cabinet on February
11 , 1943 ...
Even the probes of Soviet partisan groups toward the AK on the question of
cooperating against the Germans in eastern Poland in 1943 collapsed over the
refusal of Soviet groups to recognize the AK as the legal military authority in
areas 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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