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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Rowecki angrily denied the allegations, pointing out that former officers of
Pitsudski's legions serving in the ZWZ did not automatically mean the same thing
as the Sanacja. He specifically asked Kot for, but never received, the names of
organization's top leaders for being Gestapo agents.121 Obviously, the arrests
and executions of ZWZ/AK officers created shortages of people to fill leadership
positions, a condition that Rowecki understandably deplored. Prior to the
Duraczyński, Wojna i Okupacja, 247; Korboński, Fighting Warsaw, 219. 21.
Depesza, Rowecki do Sikorskiego, 25 Sept. 1941; Meldunek Zbiorowy, Rowecki
do Centrali, 15 Nov. 1941, in AKwD 2:89-90, 133. 22. Haestrup, European
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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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