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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6 The government delegate played a role in the organization of the Provisional
Committee and later Zegota. The government's representative, who participated
in the meetings of Zegota, also headed the Jewish department of the Government
Gutman who said that the support the Polish government gave Zegota was a
calculated "gesture intended to absolve the Poles, in due course, from
responsibility for the disaster which had befallen Polish Jewry." Shmuel
Krakowski's charge ...
1944, Zegota did not receive any funds. To make up for the necessary lapse, the
Government Delegate allocated 8,000,000 zlotys in November and 6,000,000 in
December 1944. Zegota also provided funds to the Bund and Jewish National ...
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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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