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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... that during the war Poland lost 45 percent of her physicians and dentists, 57
percent of her attorneys, more than 15 percent of her teachers, 40 percent of her
professors, 30 percent of her technicians, and more than 18 percent of her clergy.
Warsaw, where 75 percent of Polish archives were stored, suffered catastrophic
losses.38 According to one Polish account: Thus was concluded the work of
destruction of the Warsaw archives during World War II. The Archives of the Age
One report estimated that 75 percent of all the top administrative posts in the
cities of Lwow, Biarystok, and Luck were in Jewish hands during the Soviet
occupation. The Soviets with Jewish help shipped off the Polish intelligentsia to
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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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