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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64 The Pope ' s speech of June 2 , 1943 , was warmly received by the Polish
government - in - exile and quieted much , but not all , of the criticism of the
papacy in Poland . After all , the Poles were interested not only in words but also
in deeds ...
The AK and the Delegacy , loyal to the Polish government - in - exile , expected to
fill the military and political void following the German collapse in the war . The
Communists , on the other hand , hoped to prevent that from happening and ...
Gutman who said that the support the Polish government gave Žegota was a
calculated " gesture intended to absolve the ... Early in 1944 , there was
extensive correspondence between the Polish government - in - exile and the
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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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