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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General Bór claimed in his book Secret Army in 1951 , and again in an interview three years later , that “ Wacław , ” one of several pseudonyms used by Henryk Woliński , had been sent by Rowecki in July 1942 to establish contacts with ...
Bór claims that the Germans asked the British to exchange Rudolf Hess for Rowecki , but the British did not agree to this . ... Rolf Hochhuth , the playwright , claimed that he had evidence to prove that British intelligence was ...
For the dubious legal foundation of Soviet claims to eastern Poland , see Republic of Poland , PolishSoviet Relations ... Yisrael Gutman erroneously claimed that the Poles imposed a numerus clausus on the number of Jews who could enlist ...
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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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