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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As finally established at the end of 1940 , the Government Delegacy was headed
by a delegate who was to cooperate with but remain independent of the ZWZ ;
the delegate even had control over the ZWZ budget . The Chief Political ...
... the National Democratic Party in their attitudes toward Jews . Moreover , there
were many officers in the AK , some of high rank , who had no party affiliation but
strongly believed in liberal values . 59 Henryk Woliński , who headed the Jewish
The Polish section of the SOE , created in the summer of 1940 and headed by
Captain Harold Perkins , was to assist the Sixth Bureau in maintaining
communications with Poland , training agents , and delivering supplies and
personnel to ...
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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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