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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As a group , Poles were considered racially alien and were in the same category as Jews , Gypsies , Belorussians , and Ukrainians . However , the Germans considered about 3 percent of the Poles in the annexed provinces good prospects ...
After an initial period of Germanization , the authorities deported the children to the Old Reich.107 In Silesia , where all the people were considered Germans , Germanization did not involve deportation , but it did include the ...
The Political Coordinating Committee , which represented the four major political parties in Poland , considered it “ a positive act , ” though the committee had reservations concerning the question of Poland's eastern frontier .
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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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