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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help form and supply a Polish army in the Soviet Union under the command of General Władysław Anders . In only a matter of weeks , Anders succeeded in organizing two divisions . Though officially committed to establish the Polish army ...
A delegation of American Jews presented Sikorski with a memorandum in which Jestem Polakiem was prominently featured as evidence of anti - Semitism in the Polish army . The lack of balance in the Jewish memorandum was ...
in the Polish army . Even the Polish clergy was enlisted to educate Polish soldiers on the Polish question through homilies and discussions . In one order to the officers of the Polish army , Kukiel admitted the existence of anti ...
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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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