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 name Jqdrusie became so popular that in many places in Poland it became
a synonym for partisans. It was not until the establishment of the Directorate of
Underground Resistance, late in 1942, that the AK formally began to organize a ...
Most Jews could not function that way. If they managed to escape from the
ghettos, they had to hide. The logical place to go was the forest. When Jews went
there, they usually found and joined partisan units organized by the Soviets and
"In the beginning, the attitude of the local peasants to the [Jewish] partisans was
fairly tolerant and they supplied the partisans with food and clothing. But a drastic
change for the worse came about as early as July, 1943, when the local AK ...
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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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