The forgotten Holocaust : the Poles under German occupation, 1939-1944 / Richard C. Lukas.

  • 2nd rev. ed.
  • New York : Hippocrene 1997
Physical description
x, 358 pages ; 24 cm
  • 0781805287
  • 9780781805285
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-337) and index.
  • Foreword / Norman Davies -- The German Occupation of Poland -- The Polish Government and the Origins of the Underground -- The Military Underground in Operation -- Civilian Resistance and Collaboration -- Poles and Jews -- The Polish Government, the Home Army, and the Jews -- The Warsaw Uprising -- Zegota: A Conspiracy of Good -- They Were Killed for the Help They Gave -- Righteous Among the Nations -- Posters and Announcements -- Poland, 1939-1944 -- Major German Camps in Poland.
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • text
  • English


  • Since its first publication in 1986, this book has become a classic of World War II literature. The revised edition includes a short history of Zegota, the underground government organization working to save the Jews, and an annotated listing of many Poles executed by the Germans for trying to shelter and save the Jews. As Norman Davies concludes, the book "effectively puts to rest those most harmful stereotypes about 'Nazi murderers, ' 'Jewish victims' and 'Polish bystanders.' In reality, the murderers were not just Nazis; the victims were not just Jews; and bystanding was one of the least representative of Polish wartime activities."

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