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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If the war had ended by the summer of 1940, the plethora of organizations could
have been used effectively against the Nazis. But as noted earlier, after the
collapse of France, it was apparent that individual units, each pursuing its own
were volunteers in the resistance, and often their loyalties focused more on the
unit or group to which they belonged than on some distant command in Warsaw.
That is why Polish resistance leaders, like those in other conspiracies in Europe,
To be sure, there were incidents of AK units attacking Jewish partisans, but most
of these seem to have been motivated primarily by political rather than anti-
Semitic reasons. It would seem implausible that in the ferocious partisan struggle
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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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