The forgotten Holocaust: the Poles under German occupation, 1939-1944
Since its first publication in 1986, this book has become a classic of World War II literature. As Norman Davies notes in his foreword to this edition, "Dr. Richard Lukas has rendered a valuable service, by showing that no one can properly analyze the fate of one ethnic community in occupied Poland without referring to the fates of others. In this sense, The Forgotten Holocaust is a powerful corrective." The revised edition includes a short history of ZEGOTA, the underground government organization working to save the Jews, and an annotated listing of many Poles executed by the Germans for trying to shelter and save Jews.
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The AK and the Communists bitterly opposed each other on the issue of how and
when to fight the Germans. The Communists branded the AK as fascists, tied to
the Sanacja and capitalists, who preferred a strategy of hoarding arms and ...
To be sure, the differences between the AK and the Communists were not merely
tactical. The AK and the Delegacy, loyal to the Polish government-in-exile,
expected to fill the military and political void following the German collapse in the
Two months later, a group of Polish and Jewish Communists, who had been
indoctrinated by the Comintern, ... established the Polish Workers Party on
January 5, 1942, thus reviving the Communist party that had been dissolved four
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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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