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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... and strengthened their desire to resist . “ The whole population in Poland is
united in a hatred of the Germans whose intensity cannot be appreciated in this
country , ” one British report stated ; " the whole population is potentially resisting
97 To be sure , the Polish government and its civilian and military authorities in
Poland continually admonished the population against the evils of collaboration ,
blackmailing , and denunciation . And in one of Sikorski ' s comments on the ...
Hanson , Civilian Population and the Warsaw Uprising , 22 - 23 . 127 .
Duraczyński , Wojna i Okupacja , 69 . 128 . Hanson , Civilian Population and the
Warsaw Uprising , 28 . 129 . Gross , Polish Society under German Occupation ,
99 - 100 .
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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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