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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8 The Polish army in Great Britain preferred General Sosnkowski over Sikorski to
be its commander in chief . According to one estimate , only one out of four Polish
generals in the Polish army in Scotland supported Sikorski . The consequence ...
The treaty precipitated a bitter crisis , resulting in the resignations of Minister of
Justice Marian Seyda , who , however , returned six months later to collaborate
with the government , Sosnkowski , and Zaleski . At the last moment ,
See letter , Sosnkowski to Grasett , 1 May 1944 ; letter , Grasett to Sosnkowski ,
21 May 1944 ; letter , Sosnkowski to Grasett , 6 June 1944 , in AkwD 3 : 423 - 24 ,
449 - 50 , 470 - 71 . 35 . See Lukas , Strange Allies , chapters 2 and 3 . 36 . Ibid .
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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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