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 AK considered members of the police, SS and SA, labor office, and railroad
system among their primary targets. Because of the particular brutality of the
police, the AK murdered 361 gendarmes in 1943, and in the first six months of
There were, of course, also incidents of blackmailing and informing in the Polish
countryside, but the evidence also shows numerous cases of aid by Polish
peasants to the Jews.104 The Polish Blue Police was another group which ...
On 12 January 1945 a group of military police and Gestapo discovered the
Jewish refugees and killed everyone present at the time, incl. Bronislaw's sister,
Zofia Madej, her husband and her daughter. Only Bronislaw Janus, absent at that
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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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