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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Hans Frank , Hitler ' s viceroy in the General Government — the part of Poland
not annexed by Germany but treated during the war as a gigantic labor camp —
declared on September 12 , 1940 , that Hitler had “ made it quite plain that this ...
After returning from a conference in March 1941 , during which Hitler said he
wanted the General Government to be free of Poles and Jews , Governor General
Frank took a series of initiatives which sought to make the General Government
Irked by the oversight , he called Hitler ' s headquarters and talked with SS
Gruppenführer , Hermann Fegelein , Eva Braun ' s brotherin - law , who served as
Himmler ' s liaison at Hitler ' s headquarters . BachZelewski told him that he was ...
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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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