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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58 Both the Sikorski government and the ZWZ/AK resisted sharing power with
political groups in Poland. Sikorski 's initial reservations about strong political
leadership in Poland even prompted charges from the homeland that the exile ...
Throughout the evolution of the civilian-political and military components of the
Polish underground, there was a great deal of ambiguity as to where the real
locus of authority in Poland was located. The average Pole, dazed by the array of
sistently meddled in Polish underground politics. Even Sikorski's own political
representative in Warsaw telegraphed him regarding this outside interference
and asked for "a quick liquidation of this political nonsense." Swiętochowski's ...
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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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