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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region and decided that the hub of the operation would center on the city of
Zamość ( southeast of Lublin ) , which was renamed Himmlerstadt . 79 Once the
plan evolved , the Germans intended to expel Poles from the region in numbers ...
86 Once word spread through the country about the pitiful plight of the children —
and there were approximately 30 , 000 of them expelled from the Zamość area87
— the Polish people responded admirably . As the trains loaded with children ...
108 And , as already seen , the Germans sent thousands of blue - eyed , blond
Polish children from Zamość in the General Government to Germany for
Teutonization . In that operation alone , 30 , 000 children were deported from
Zamość ; it ...
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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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