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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Frank told his collaborators the same thing : “ The Führer told me : ' what we have
now recognized in Poland to be the elite must be liquidated ; we must watch out
for the seeds that begin to sprout again , so as to stamp them out again in good ...
To take up arms against the Soviets , he told Rowecki on November 28 , 1942 , “
would be madness . " 27 Sikorski was well aware throughout 1942 and early
1943 that the Western Allies had shown little disposition toward the idea of ...
47 Even though the British never formally approved of reprisal bombing by the
RAF , Sikorski , apparently misinterpreting a speech by Labor leader Clement
Attlee , in the House of Commons , told Eden on February 1 , 1943 , that General
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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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