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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To the Nazis , the Poles were Untermenschen ( subhumans ) who occupied a land which was part of the Lebensraum ( living ... 13 In the flood of directives , memoranda , and commentary by members of the Nazi hierarchy , the conclusion is ...
138 The extent of Nazi economic exploitation of Poland can be gleaned from the fact that during the period of German occupation Polish material losses were over 62 billion złotys . 139 There had always been an unresolved conflict in ...
4 : 995-97 ; Gumkowski and Leszczyński , Poland under Nazi Occupation , 169-70 . 108. TWC 5 : 109-110 , 113 ; Gumkowski and Leszczyński , Poland under Nazi Occupation , 171 . 109. Central Commission , German Crimes in Poland 2:84 ...
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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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