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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76 To most military officials in Britain and the United States , the most valued
contribution of the ZWZIAK to the war effort was the intelligence it provided to the
Allies . The ZWZIAK was responsible for informing the British about the German ...
79 As Himmler pointed out , the Poles had created a sophisticated intelligence
network that not only webbed the General Government but also reached deeply
into the Reich itself . Recruits came from all walks of life , and unlike other ...
87 Polish intelligence operatives were everywhere . Several worked for the
British . One of the most effective rings was a Polish - Swedish connection , which
was uncovered in 1942 , resulting in the arrest and execution of fifty - one Poles .
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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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