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 August order was helpful to Rowecki and Bor , but progress was slow.44 The Voice of Poland ( Głos Polski ) was one of the first clandestine organizations to be founded following Poland's defeat in the war . Organized in Łódź by ...
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 ...
In March 1942 , the Communists organized their military arm , the People's Guard , in which 30 percent of the members that ... The Jewish leader Hanka Szapiro - Sawicka was the chief organizer and head of the Youth Struggle Organization ...
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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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