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 space ) coveted by the superior German race . Thus the Poles were to be subjected to a program of extermination and ...
In January 1941 , there were 798,000 Poles working in the Reich . But a year later , this figure had only increased to slightly over one million . It wasn't until August 1943 , that the number of Polish workers , most of whom came from ...
The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944 Richard C. Lukas ... The anti - Semite tried to respond but was drowned out by the laughter of the pro - Jewish Poles . Zygielbojm wrote of the incident : “ The peasant has not only lifted a ...
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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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