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 ...
In January 1941, there were 798,000 Poles working in the Reich. But a year later,
this figure had only increased to slightly over one million. It wasn't until August
1943, that the number of Polish workers, most of whom came from the General ...
These people either feared becoming actively involved in aiding Jews because
of the risk of the death penalty the Germans automatically imposed on Poles who
helped Jews — Poland was the only occupied country where this was done — or
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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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