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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German soldiers had standing orders to be wary of them . The last chief of the
Polish underground paid a tribute to the women of the resistance when he said , “
The part played by women in the underground organization is still waiting for its ...
the German - sponsored Polish theater in late 1943 and early 1944 . 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 ...
One Polish leader actively involved in the work of Zegota estimated that it cost 5 ,
000 , 000 złotys every month to maintain ... As top Jewish leaders of the Jewish
underground told Jan Karski , a Polish emissary who in 1942 gave an eyewitness
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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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