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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Because of the devastating loss of professors at the Jagiellonian University early
in the occupation , secret university studies were delayed in Cracow . There were
approximately 1 , 000 students who attended classes at the clandestine ...
In March 1944 , he even allowed Poles to join Germans to see a theatrical
production in Cracow . 46 The Polish underground theater kept the Polish
heritage alive , responded to the nationalistic yearnings of the people , and
served to confirm ...
Cracow was the administrative center of the Nazi administration in the General
Government , but Cracovians hid many ... 95 Zygielbojm recalled when he was
on his way to Cracow , he heard a Pole sermonizing on the Jews in the presence
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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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