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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Even extremely critical accounts of Poles by Jews who experienced the German
occupation of Poland point up the complexity of PolishJewish wartime relations
and the difficulty of making generalizations on the subject . 92 In October , 1942 ...
118 One of the most critical aspects of Zegota ' s activities was the forging of
documents which Jewish refugees needed . Using the printing presses of the
Democratic Party , Žegota produced in time an average of 100 forged documents
108 The Polish clandestine press gave thorough and compassionate coverage to
the Ghetto Uprising . SWIT broadcast extensive and sympathetic accounts of the
Jewish struggle . Mrs . Korbońska , who played a critical role with her husband ...
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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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