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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Part of the reason for the exclusive German character of its administration was the fact that no prominent Poles were ever willing to collaborate with the Nazis . The zeal with which the Germans assumed direct ...
The fact that the Peasant Party saw emigration for the Jews as a solution to the socioeconomic problem confronting Poland did not mean the party was anti - Semitic ; after all , many Jews at the time endorsed the idea 21 Only one major ...
... to accept the fact that the Germans indeed planned to massacre the Jews of Europe . On June 9 , 1942 , Sikorski warned that the Jews of Poland were “ doomed to destruction in accordance with the Nazi pronouncements on destroying all ...
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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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