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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These publications urged a speedy return home of the German soldier. ... strove
to disarm German soldiers spiritually; it endeavored to set them at loggerheads
with the Nazi Party, whose members — it was claimed — 'goldbricked' far from
61 Judged by the number of reported cases of anti-Semitism and the number of
desertions of Jews from the Polish army in Britain before 1944, it would seem that
there was considerable harmony between Jewish and Polish soldiers.
Even the Polish clergy was enlisted to educate Polish soldiers on the Polish
question through homilies and discussions. In one order to the officers of the
Polish army, Kukiel admitted the existence of anti-Semitic behavior in the Polish
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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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