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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To the Nazis, the Poles were Untermenschen (subhumans) who occupied a land
which was part of the Lebensraum (living space) coveted by the superior German
race. Thus the Poles were to be subjected to a program of extermination and ...
As a consequence, Poles had to wear wooden clogs, even in winter.118 The
extent of Nazi economic exploitation of Poland can be gleaned from the fact that
during the period of German occupation Polish material losses were over 62
U.S. Counsel, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression 2:641 . Madajczyk, "Generalplan
Ost," 397, 399. Duraczyński, Wojna iOkupacja, 393-96. >Hrabar, Fate of Polish
Children, 51 . 1 Gumkowski and Leszczyński, Poland under Nazi Occupation,
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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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