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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Some groups in the General Government were organized by military men , including the Security Corps ( Korpus Bezpieczeństwa — KB ) , the Secret Polish Army , ( Tajna Armia Polska ) , and the Secret Military Organization ( Tajna ...
The military component of the underground , the SZP / ZWZIAK , preferred a political - military structure which gave more power to the military.59 In the end , Sikorski favored the civilian - political component over the military ...
Rowecki hoped to accomplish this by getting military help from the United States and Britain , whose presence in Poland , he believed , would force the Soviets to act as loyal allies . 30 Rowecki's continued unrealistic expectations of ...
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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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