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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in the middle of July 1943, 500 prominent citizens were murdered in Bi- atystok.
92 The majority of Poles, panic stricken that they would be exterminated as the
Jews had been in similar deportation operations, abandoned their homes and ...
In the spring of 1940, Rowecki created the Union for Revenge (Zwiq- zek Odwetu
), which was responsible for conducting sabotage, diversionary, and reprisal
operations against the Germans not only in the General Government but also in
Moreover, German reprisals for underground operations risked losing the support
of the people and even played into the hands of those wanting to collaborate with
the enemy. Following the Polish defeat by the Germans in September 1939, ...
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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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