Poland's holocaust : ethnic strife, collaboration with occupying forces and genocide in the Second Republic, 1918-1947 /
Tadeusz Piotrowski.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998.
xiv, 437 p. ; 27 cm.
0786403713 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998.
0786403713 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-405) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-04-01:
Piotrowski makes a cogent argument that the concept of the Holocaust should be enlarged to included Poles, Gypsies, communists, socialists, trade unionists, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, and the physically and mentally impaired as well as Jews--not only the victims of the Nazis but also those of the Soviets. Without denying the suffering of the Jewish people, the author argues that the victimization of the Poles was of equal severity. The subtitle is truer to the book's subject matter than the main title: ethnic strife and collaboration. The Polish state was attacked simultaneously by the forces of the German Reich and Soviet Russia. Both aggressors were able to develop fifth columns that collaborated with the occupying forces. Piotrowski details the collaboration of Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and Belorussians, all those nationalities that impinged on the Polish state. The study has a sharp polemical edge, which, if it is not ignored, will occasion a great deal of controversy. Extensive index, table of abbreviations, numerous appendixes, and profuse documentation. All college and public libraries. A. Ezergailis Ithaca College
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Table of Contents
Tables and Maps
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Soviet Terrorp. 7
Nazi Terrorp. 21
Jewish Collaborationp. 35
Interwar Yearsp. 36
Soviet Occupationp. 48
Postwar Yearsp. 58
German Occupationp. 66
Polish Collaborationp. 77
Soviet Occupationp. 77
German Occupationp. 82
Assistance to Jewsp. 112
Postwar Yearsp. 128
Belorussian Collaborationp. 143
Soviet Occupationp. 144
German Occupationp. 148
Lithuanian Collaborationp. 159
Soviet Occupationp. 160
German Occupationp. 163
Ukrainian Collaborationp. 177
Interwar Yearsp. 179
Soviet Occupationp. 198
German Occupationp. 204
Ethnic Cleansingp. 242
Conclusionp. 259
Appendix: Documentsp. 263
Notesp. 293
Bibliographyp. 389
Indexp. 407
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