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 Germans placed Poles with desirable racial characteristics in the first two categories and sent them to Łódź for racial examination . Poles in the third category were sent to the Reich to work . Members of the fourth group were ...
Except for longer reports describing the situation in Poland which had to be sent abroad by courier , Polish military and civilian authorities sent shorter messages by radio which were usually deciphered in a matter of days .
General Bór claimed in his book Secret Army in 1951 , and again in an interview three years later , that “ Wacław , ” one of several pseudonyms used by Henryk Woliński , had been sent by Rowecki in July 1942 to establish contacts with ...
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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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