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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The genocidal policies of the Nazis resulted in the deaths of about as many
Polish Gentiles as Polish Jews , thus making them co - victims in a “ Forgotten
Holocaust . ” This holocaust has been largely ignored because historians who
Unfortunately , it is disquieting to read most writings on the Holocaust , because
the subject of Polish - Jewish relations is treated so polemically . Preoccupied
with the overwhelming tragedy of the Jews , Jewish historians , who are the major
The Holocaust Kingdom . New York : Holt , Rinehart and Winston , 1965 .
Duraczyński , Eugeniusz . Wojna i Okupacja : Wrzesień 1939 — Kwiecień 1943 .
Warsaw : Wiedza Powszechna , 1974 . Dziewanowski , M . K . The Communist
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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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