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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Finally , it is well known that the National Armed Forces ( NSZ ) , a 7 right - wing ,
anti - Semitic organization which operated in eastern Poland , was the primary
enemy of Jewish partisans . The NSZ was not subordinated to the AK ; only a ...
As Bór said , “ The quantity of weapons at our disposal was always a small
amount in comparison with the number of men to be armed ; so we had to
supplement armed action by attacks on the enemy ' s morale which would not
Besides , it is possible that the AK preferred armed Jewish units not to be in a
sensitive area where they could initiate an armed insurrection in close
collaboration with the Communists ; this would certainly be detrimental to the
plans and ...
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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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