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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72 On two occasions prior to the summer of 1940 , Prince Janusz Radziwiłł , who had been released earlier from a Soviet prison due to the intervention of Hermann Goering , was approached by the Germans concerning the creation of a ...
Zygielbojm , perhaps the most vocal PolishJewish spokesman abroad , never complained that the information from Poland concerning the Jews “ had ever been withheld from him , and he was not by nature the most trusting man .
... Jewish ghetto in Europe , a view many Jews also held — Sikorski and Mikołajczyk appear to have regarded Korboński's messages as a confirmation of what they already believed about Hitler's plans concerning the mass murder of Jews .
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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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