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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Nor did he though disiled to Rom the Holy See and the Polish government , given
the flagrant and neverhitherto - experienced persecution of the church in Poland .
" 64 The Pope ' s speech of June 2 , 1943 , was warmly received by the Polish ...
Unfortunately , a relationship of confidence never really developed between the
Jewish community in England and the United States with the Polish government .
Too often Jewish organizations had exaggerated expectancies of the power and
64 The Polish government did not always deal effectively with charges of anti -
Semitism , with the consequence that its ... There was a tendency for the Polish
government to delay too long before it responded to allegations of antiSemitism
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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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