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 finally established at the end of 1940 , the Government Delegacy was headed by a delegate who was to cooperate with but remain independent of the ZWZ ; the delegate even had control over the ZWZ budget . The Chief Political Committee ...
The flow of AK intelligence was to the British , who established close collaboration between their Special Operations Executive ( SOE ) and the Polish General Staff's Sixth Bureau ( Intelligence ) , headed by General Sosnkowski .
The Polish Ministry of Defense , headed by Marian Kukiel , launched an information campaign on Polish history , minorities , and the plight of Poland's Jews through discussions and the Polish military newspaper , Soldier's Daily ...
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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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