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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organization's top leaders for being Gestapo agents.121 Obviously, the arrests
and executions of ZWZ/AK officers created shortages of people to fill leadership
positions, a condition that Rowecki understandably deplored. Prior to the
They included: Police Group (Posen): 45 officers; 2,695 NCOs and men.
Kaminski Brigade: 1 ,700 NCOs and men. Dirlewanger Brigade: 16 officers; 865
NCOs and men. Wehrmacht: 25 officers; 1,275 NCOs and men. With this
The Gestapo officers threatened that the whole village would be punished if
Rogozinskis didn't show up. The intimidated inhabitants of the village gave them
away to the Germans. Both of them were killed on 15 January 1943 (cf. 473, 543)
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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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