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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In other words , Polish strategic thinking in the homeland now predicated the
general uprising not on the state of dissolution of the Germans but on the
entrance of the Russians into Poland . Rowecki hoped to accomplish this by
getting military ...
serles , confirm that Poland offered the Jew much more than other European
countries at that time : “ It is better to have a dry morsel in peace in these regions
of the Kingdom of Kraków where there is no such strong hatred against us as
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70 . 108 . TWC 5 : 109 - 110 , 113 ; Gumkowski and Leszczyński , Poland under
Nazi Occupation , 171 . 109 . Central Commission , German Crimes in Poland 2 ...
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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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The Polish Government and the Origins of the Underground
The Military Underground in Operation
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