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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During the war, the Poles developed at least ten courier and postal routes to the
West, but only seven of them were regularly used.104 Prior to the fall of France in
June 1940, the Poles used the route by way of Bucharest and Budapest through
For example, the AK dispatched forty- four couriers and emissaries from Warsaw
to Polish bases outside of Poland, ... It was especially difficult to maintain regular
courier contact with the area of Poland occupied by the Soviets, a difficulty that ...
Stefan Sendlak, assisted by Tadeusz and Ewa Sarnecki, played a major role in
Zegota's courier operations. Zegota's couriers usually brought money, food, and
mail to ghettos and camps and returned with letters from the prisoners for friends
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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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