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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109 Throughout 1943 and 1944 , articles in the liberal democratic press also
attacked blackmailers . 110 The Council for Aid to Jews ( Rada Pomocy Zydom ) ,
which used the cryptonym Zegota , also appealed to underground authorities to
As indicated , the underground gave wide publicity to the executions of
blackmailers in order to deter others from engaging in the contemptible practice .
The issues of the Biuletyn Informacyjny and the Rzeczpospolita Polska , official
organs of ...
He also ordered the execution of four blackmailers who threatened to inform the
Germans of Jews who were hidden in a village outside Warsaw . Dr . Franciszek
Kowalski , an attorney from Zakopane , confided that " Hitler ' s bestiality toward ...
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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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