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 reluctance of German teachers from the Reich to settle in these lands was so
strong that many were forced to immigrate.74 There was also a great deal of
ignorance among prospective German colonists. For instance, many had no idea
But those Polish nationals who willingly registered, especially those in the
General Government where most Poles were not forced to do so, were branded
traitors, and the rules of resistance were applied against them.103 As the war ...
Sometimes the authorities forcibly removed a child from the family if the parents
had been arrested, deported to a concentration camp, or forced to labor in
Germany; in these cases, children were taken away even if they lived with
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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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