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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The Luftwaffe went out of its way to bomb and strafe civilians, repeatedly using
incendiary bombs, releasing bombs among peasants working in fields, and
hawking traffic along highways. No target was spared; sanitariums, apartment
Civilian resistance to the Germans was widespread and involved virtually the
entire Polish population. Every Pole was expected to follow a code of conduct in
dealing with the Germans, and underground authorities established an agency ...
On September 29, Bor sent an envoy to the Germans with the object of
discussing the evacuation of civilians. By September 30, Bor gave up hope of a
reply from the Russians and ordered the surrender of Zoliborz. Meanwhile a
cease fire was ...
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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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