The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944
Emphasizes that the Polish people, like the Jews, were victims of a German war of annihilation which nearly succeeded. While some Poles helped Jews, others helped the Germans to hunt them down. However, these were condemned by the Polish underground. Ch. 5 (pp. 121-151) argues that Polish failure to save the Jews was due not to antisemitism but rather to preoccupation with their own survival and lack of mutual social contacts. Contends that Polish antisemitism was mainly an expression of resentment against Jewish economic domination, matched by Jewish discrimination against Poles. Poles resented the Jewish welcome of the Soviets in 1939. Up to 1942, they believed that the Jews were relatively safe in the ghettos. also denies "exaggerated" accusations of antisemitism in the Anders Army. Ch. 6 (pp. 152-181) describes actions of the government-in-exile on behalf of the Jews; denies that the Home Army failed to help the Warsaw ghetto fighters.
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The AK and the Communists bitterly opposed each other on the issue of how and when to fight the Germans . The Communists branded the AK as fascists , tied to the Sanacja and capitalists , who preferred a strategy of hoarding arms and ...
To be sure , the differences between the AK and the Communists were not merely tactical . The AK and the Delegacy , loyal to the Polish government - in - exile , expected to fill the military and political void following the German ...
Two months later , a group of Polish and Jewish Communists , who had been indoctrinated by the Comintern , parachuted ... Workers Party on January 5 , 1942 , thus reviving the Communist party that had been dissolved four years earlier .
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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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