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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These publications urged a speedy return home of the German soldier . ... It
strove to disarm German soldiers spiritually ; it endeavored to set them at
loggerheads with the Nazi Party , whose members — it was claimed —
goldbricked ' far from ...
61 Judged by the number of reported cases of anti - Semitism and the number of
desertions of Jews from the Polish army in Britain before 1944 , it would seem
that there was considerable harmony between Jewish and Polish soldiers .
Even the Polish clergy was enlisted to educate Polish soldiers on the Polish
question through homilies and discussions . In one order to the officers of the
Polish army , Kukiel admitted the existence of anti - Semitic behavior in the Polish
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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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