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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21 Sikorski had believed for a long time that a Russo - German conflict was
inevitable ; so when it occurred toward the end of June 1941 , it did not come as a
surprise to him . Sikorski , who was a realist , recognized that the sooner the
Heitzman believed that “ Jewish nationalism was at the bottom of the trouble , ”
not anti - Semitism . 70 Since the outbreak of the war , Zionists tried to get the
British to create a Jewish military force , which they hoped to use as leverage in ...
117 The Germans believed that the West had sent paratroops to Warsaw . The
German Sixth Air Fleet reported that 250 AAF bombers were on their way to drop
the men over the city . This report came at the very time the Germans believed 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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