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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Often the Poles repeated the saying, "As the sun rises, Sikorski gets closer," or
sang the ditty, "March, March, Sikorski from London to Poland." Despite the
negative view of most Poles toward the Sanacja, the memory of Pitsudski still
tugged the ...
Despite these efforts, the military ranks continued to have an abundance of "
irreconcilable Praetorians," as one Sikorski intimate described them, who
remained his constant detractors. As a result, both Sikorski and his abrasive
minister of ...
At the last moment, Raczkiewicz denied Sikorski the power to sign the agreement
, but he signed it anyway.26 The reaction to the treaty in Poland was reserved.
The Political Coordinating Committee, which represented the four major political
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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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