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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The oldest scouts served in combat against the Germans ; two units of the AK
which especially distinguished themselves were Zośka and Parasol . Women too
were very much part of the AK . Organized as the Women ' s Military Service ...
74 Raczyński commented on the pro - Soviet line in the British press that had
been going on for some time : “ Everything to do with the Soviet ally , and
especially its relations with Poland , is enveloped in a dense fog of mendacity .
11 A month later , the Polish National Council discussed the situation in Poland ,
especially the plight of the Jews , and passed a resolution by which it wanted its
executive committee “ to add to the proclamation of the National Council on June
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The Polish Government and the Origins of the Underground
The Military Underground in Operation
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