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The Nazi Holocaust (5-6 Million Murdered Jews) is a Fact.

THE CORNERSTONE ARGUMENT FOR HOLOCAUST UNIQUENESS AND HOLOCAUST SUPREMACISM—“All Known Jews Were Targeted for Death”—IS A MYTH

Here's Why:

The Declaration of German Blood: PART-JEWS AND FULL-JEWS DELIBERATELY RE-LABELED ARYANS BY TOP NAZIS:



2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars A Detailed Refutation of the Polonophobic Bilge of Neo-Stalinist Jan T. Gross, August 8, 2013 By  Jan Peczkis This review is from: Golden Harvest or Hearts of Gold? Studies on the Wartime Fate of Poles and Jews (Kindle Edition) Even the well-informed reader will learn much from this work. The comprehensiveness and depth of this tome is head, shoulders, and chest above that of Jan T. Gross and his Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust. (See also the Peczkis review therein).

WHY ANTI-POLONISM

In the Introduction, the editors trace historical developments. Communist propaganda smeared Poland as anti-Semitic, and the West welcomed this as a palliative for Yalta pangs of conscience. The rise of identity politics in American academia meant that the moral right always belonged to the minority, and criticism of Jews was dismissed as anti-Semitism. (pp. 13-14). [Of course, minority is a relative term. Next to the vastly more populous and powerful Germans and Russians, Poles are very much a minority!]

THE FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY OF JAN T. GROSS

Historian Marek Jan Chodakiewicz shows how Jan T. Gross demonizes the Poles by selective anecdotes and systematic ignoring of contrary evidence (p. 21, 25, 31, 33), and how Gross makes utterly silly comparisons of Poles with Hutus. (p. 28). Chodakiewicz concludes that: "In this sense, GOLDEN HARVEST reads as another prejudicial assault on Polishness, patriotism, Christianity, tradition, and the sense of national identity." (pp. 62-63).

Gross' frauds begin with the book-cover photograph "of Polish Treblinka grave-diggers". In actuality, the photo is of unclear origin, and even the leftist GAZETA WYBORCZA has disavowed it. (p. 24). The major exploitation of Treblinka remains was actually conducted by the Red Army--and on an industrial scale. (p. 27). Unlike Gross, Chodakiewicz puts Polish looting of Jews in proper wartime German-occupation context. As exemplified by the Krasnik area, "...the Polish countryside experienced an almost complete breakdown of law and order from mid-1942 onward...Informing was a plague...Theft and robbery were common..." (pp. 41-43). Fugitive Jews perished as both victims and perpetrators of widespread banditry. (p. 55). Gross repeats base Nazi propaganda about Poles profiting from Jews. (p. 57). Nazis actually took the lion's share of Jewish belongings, and, "The claim that the Polish peasants enriched themselves at Jewish expense is spuriously false. The peasant looting of the leftover Jewish possessions, so-called `abandoned' property, often junk, did take place." (p. 61).

Peter Stachura points out that Gross craves attention and publicity, and concludes that, "Through the presentation of selective, unrepresentative, and invariably trivial or localized incidents and data, much of which derives from the work of Jewish and minor leftist Polish-based scholars, Gross aims to paint an unedifying and damning picture of Poles during the German occupation of Poland (1939-1944)." (p. 65).

Piotr Gontarczyk discusses the book-cover photo (pp. 71-73), and notes that Gross has little regard for the facts (p. 73), even repeating things that he knows are untrue, such as the Ringelblum accusation (p. 80) and Rzeszow Pogrom. (p. 89). Gross repeats hearsay as fact, and quotes renegades or Volksdeutsche as if they were normative Poles. (p. 82). Otherwise, Gross backed off his "100,000--200,000 Jews killed by Poles during the Holocaust" down to "tens of thousands" (p. 75)--the figures based on vague support. Both the Polish-Underground AK and NSZ punished Polish Treblinka grave-diggers. (pp. 76-77). Pointedly, looting of the dead is as old as human civilization, and wartime looting is universal, as exemplified by the Poles looting of the body in a downed aircraft. (p. 92). [For more on all this, see Peczkis Listmania: LOOTING...]

A TALMUDIC-STYLE DUAL MORALITY, GOVERNING JEWS AND NON-JEWS, IN ACTION

Double standards are blatant: If a Pole overcharged a Pole, it was an unfortunate wartime incident of no importance, but if a Pole overcharged a Jew, it was a Polish participation in the Holocaust. (p. 85). The same held for a Jew buying something a Pole had to sell to survive versus the reverse. (pp. 84-85). Denials notwithstanding, Gross is promoting Polish collective guilt--transferring the blame from Polish individuals to the Polish people and Catholic Church as a whole. (p. 89). Engelking-Boni cited drunken Polish peasants turning-in fugitive Jews to the Nazis on a Sunday "after the High Mass, one may surmise", even though there is no evidence that the drunkards even attended church. (p. 90). Engelking-Boni's cheap shot at the Church is obvious.

HORROR STORIES OF POLES MISTREATING JEWS

Teresa Preker(owa) found many Jewish accounts of Poles killing Treblinka-escaped Jews farfetched. (p. 100, 105). In a detailed analysis of the accounts of Treblinka escapees, Mark Paul concludes the Jewish escapees overwhelmingly received some form of assistance from Poles (though rarely permanent housing), and that there is no compelling evidence of Poles killing such Jews. (p. 119). Interestingly, Treblinka escapees, actually or presumably laden with valuables, faced financial exploitation not only by Poles, but also by fellow Jews. (p. 123). Pawel Styrna deconstructs the Gross-mentioned events at Wolka-Okraglik and Gniewczyna. The Poles of Wolka-Okraglik were exceptionally traumatized by the events at nearby Treblinka--in no sense representatives of Poles in general. (pp. 141-146). The Gniewczyna-related allegations of anti-Jewish crimes, never credible to begin with as they came from a single person--a Communist-era officer (p. 152), have been refuted. It is now realized that the Jew-murderers were Ukrainian policemen, and that the Gniewczyna Poles actually ASSISTED Jews. (p. 152).

THE "FEW AND ASHAMED POLES AIDED JEWS" MYTH

Ryszard Tyndorf presents a fascinating collection of over a hundred different examples, mostly from Jewish sources, of large groups of Poles sharing the burden of hiding Jews (p. 156, 159-195). This includes numerous examples of even entire villages entering in, and persisting in, a conspiracy of silence about their hidden Jews. (In many instances, the "hidden" Jews in Polish villages lived openly without fear.) As an example, some 2,000 Poles at a village near Tarnobrzeg resisted German questioning and monetary enticement, sticking to their story that a Jew among them was not one. (p. 169).

Tyndorf's findings debunk the idea that Polish rescuers of Jews were just a handful of altruistic individuals, acting alone, in a sea of indifferent if not hostile Poles, and that Polish benefactors of Jews habitually lived in constant fear of disapproval of their neighbors. It also contradicts the notion of Poles as romantic individualists lacking organizational skills. Finally, were Polish denouncers of Jews common, and denunciation of Jews was some kind of Polish and Catholic disease, it would be next to impossible to identify a single chain of Polish families, let alone entire villages, that lack a Polish denouncer. Instead, we have over 100 such examples!

LOOTING: MOST CERTAINLY NOT A POLE-AGAINST-JEW THING

Bethany M. Paluk surveys universal wartime looting. There are numerous instances of Jews looting Poles in Soviet-occupied eastern Poland. (p. 209). Many factors facilitate looting. Even sports championships in peacetime are sometimes sufficient to cause an apparent weakness in social infrastructure conducive to looting. (p. 205).

THE DEMYSTIFICATION OF POST-JEWISH PROPERTY

Judge Barbara Gorczycka-Muszynska (translated by Pawel Styrna) shows how the early post-WWII Soviet-imposed Communist authorities expropriated Poles' properties. (p. 223). Jews were privileged in being allowed to reclaim their prewar properties, as enforced by Emil Sommerstein, a Jew in the Communist government. (p. 229). Contrary to Gross' myth of Poles frequently offering murderous resistance to Jews returning to reclaim their properties, the AMERICAN JEWISH YEAR BOOK (1947-1948) noted that such restitution "proceeds more or less smoothly." (p. 230). [Clearly, both sides are not engaging in selectively chosen anecdotes. Jan T. Gross does so, while those of the opposite position describe what USUALLY happened.] In addition, contrary to the myth of Polish citizens enriching themselves at the expense of Jews, Nazi-seized properties, unclaimed by 1948, were expropriated (nationalized) by the Communists. (p. 231).

NEO-STALINISTS IN ACTION

John Radzilowski unmasks Jan T. Gross as a neo-Stalinist. Other neo-Stalinists include Joanna Michlic, Piotr Wrobel, and Jan Grabowski. (p. 251). Unlike their namesake, neo-Stalinists do not follow Stalin, and some may not even, strictly speaking, be Marxists. (p. 244). Like their namesake, however, they ignore or belittle Polish heroism and suffering, and attempt to destroy Polish Catholicism, patriotism, and nationalism by slanderously equating it with anti-Semitism and Nazi collaboration [also--not mentioned--with fascism, reaction, anti-pluralism, xenophobia, etc.] (pp. 243-244). Following Antonio Gramsci, they seek to de-Christianize Poland as a path to "progress" (p. 246), and to force a European identity upon Poles in place of the Polish identity. (p. 246).

Like other neo-Marxists of the Frankfurt school, the neo-Stalinists, a form of cultural Marxism, seek power not through politics or proletarian consciousness (p. 244), but by becoming a self-appointed elite (p. 253) that controls cultural institutions, especially the universities and news media. (p. 246). Dissenting thinkers are silenced not by being sent to the Gulags, but by censorship, character assassination, and the destruction of careers. As an example, consider the smear campaign directed at Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, followed by efforts to get him removed from university appointments. (p. 251).

JEWISH CRIMES AGAINST POLES (YES)

Mark Paul provides a very detailed, eye-opening account of Jewish Soviet collaboration in 1939 [sometimes called the Zydokomuna.] Though often excused by such things as the opined bad Jewish experience in pre-WWII Poland, and Jewish fear of the Nazis, it is obvious that this collaboration was primarily a manifestation of active enmity against Poland. At numerous documented locations in the Kresy, Jews shot at retreating Polish troops. (p. 271, 274). At a minimum of 21 known listed locations, Jewish bands took up arms against the Polish authorities well before the anticipated arrival of the Red Army. (p. 272). Before Jedwabne, there was Brzostowica Mala. There, before the arrival of the Red Army, a Jewish-Byelorussian band, led by the Jew Zusko Ajzik, massacred about 50 unarmed Polish civilians using sadistic techniques. (pp. 290-291). (Some Polish retaliatory actions against Jews did take place in 1939, but [as usual], these "pogroms" were greatly exaggerated.)

Later, Jews betrayed hiding Polish soldiers and militiamen (p. 274, 276), and identified educated Poles as "class enemies", which the Soviets murdered. (p. 275). Still later, virtually all of the witnesses at Soviet show trials, against Poles, were Jews. (p. 277). On the other hand, Poles document hundreds of instances of Jews protecting Poles from the Communists. This refutes Gross' claim that Poles only noticed bad things about Jews. (p. 292).

THE FALSE EQUIVALENCE OF POLISH ENDEKS AND GERMAN NAZIS

Wojciech Jerzy Muszynski analyzes Polish nationalist movements before and during WWII. In no sense were the Endeks (SN) or ONR fascist, Nazi, or pro-German. (pp. 298-299). Endek anti-Jewishness was based on economic and political conflicts with Jews, and had nothing to do with Nazi racial and exterminationist anti-Semitism. (pp. 300-303). During the Holocaust, Endek publications condemned the Nazi slaughter of Jews, and were among the first, if not the first, to identify the Nazi use of poison gas against Jews. (pp. 308-309). The linkage of Polish Catholicism with nationalism prevented Polish nationalism from degenerating into the kind of national egoism seen, for example, in the genocidal Ukrainian nationalism (OUN-UPA). (p. 323).

ENDING THE FAIRY TALE OF THE NSZ BEING A JEW-KILLING ORGANIZATION

Sebastian Bojemski (translated by Pawel Styrna) examines the NSZ, which for decades had been accused of killing Jews. This did happen indirectly when NSZ combatted bandit and Communist bands. Interestingly, the anti-Jewish crimes blamed on the NSZ were committed by the Communist GL-AL. (p. 328). See the Peczkis review of Tajne oblicze GL-AL i PPR: Dokumenty (Polish Edition). Other alleged NSZ crimes against Jews are unfounded. (pp. 344-347).

It is not true that the NSZ kept lists of Poles that helped Jews. (p. 329). Far from being anti-Semitic, the NSZ had Jewish and Jewish-descent members, and there are many examples of NSZ guerrillas and officers rendering aid to Jews. (pp. 330-342, 348). During the postwar Communist occupation, many Jews who had earlier benefitted from the NSZ's aid came forward to defend accused NSZ members. (pp. 342-344).

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JEWISH-SOVIET COLLABORATION CANNOT BE AIRBRUSHED OUT OF HISTORY

For details on the massive Jewish overrepresentation in the leadership of the Soviet Communist Secret Police (the NKVD), responsible for the murder of millions of innocent people, please click on, and read my detailed review, of The Jews of the Soviet Union: The History of a National Minority (Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies).

For more on the Jewish leadership of the Soviet NKVD, please click on, and read my detailed review, of
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 26: Jews and Ukrainians.

Also see The Jewish Century . My review is dated October 29, 2010.

For a scholarly Russian-language primary source on the Jewish leadership of the NKVD, please click on, and read my detailed English-language review, of Kto Rukovodil Nkvd, 1934-1941: Spravochnik .

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Click on, and read my detailed English-language reviews, of the following works, on Jewish fifth-column activity on behalf of the 1939 Soviet conquerors of eastern Poland:

Wojna Polsko-Sowiecka 1939: To polityczne, prawnomiedzynarodowe i psychologiczne - Agresja sowiecka i polska obrona- Sowieckie zbrodnie wojenne i ... ukrainskie (Polish and English Edition)

Polacy i bialorusini w zaborze sowieckim: Stosunki polsko-bialoruskie na ziemach polnocno-wschodnich II Rzeczypospolitej pod okupacja sowiecka 1939-1941 (Historia najnowsza) (Polish Edition)

Kresy We Krwi: Obrona Polnocno-Wschodniej Polski We Wrzesniu 1939 R.

To see my review of an English-language book that includes documentation (by author Mark Paul) of Jewish fifth-column activity on behalf of the invading Red Army in 1939, and subsequent acts of active Jewish-Soviet collaboration in the persecution of Poles and the destruction of their cultural and religious institutions, please click on:

Golden Harvest or Hearts of Gold? Studies on the Wartime Fate of Poles and Jews

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For details on the large-scale Jewish complicity in the "revolutionary banditry" of the Communist GL-AL bands in German-occupied Poland, a banditry that was designed to terrorize the rural Polish population into submission to the impending Soviet-imposed Communist puppet government, see, and read my detailed English-language review, of Tajne oblicze GL-AL i PPR: Dokumenty (Polish Edition).

For detailed information on the very massive (40-fold) Jewish overrepresentation of officers in the Communist security forces (U. B., Bezpieka), of the Soviet-imposed puppet government ruling over Poland (1944-on), responsible for the torture and murder of tens of thousands of Poles, please click on, and read my detailed review, of Aparat bezpieczenstwa w Polsce w latach 1950-1952: Taktyka, strategia, metody (Dokumenty) (Polish Edition). Reply to this post Permalink | Report abuse
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HERE ARE SOME JEWISH TESTIMONIES, OUTSIDE OF POLAND, THAT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED AWAY AS DRIVEN BY FEAR. THEY POINT TO THE GERMANS, AND NOT THE POLES, AS THE MAIN KILLERS OF JEDWABNE'S JEWS

See p. 384 of the BOOK OF KEHILAT OSTROLENKA. The article therein is titled "My Sisters Tell", and is authored by Hone Holcman of Argentina:

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ost371.html#Page382

Deliverance: The Diary of Michael Maik, a True Story

The Warriors (Religion, Theology and the Holocaust)

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(II). THE INVESTIGATIVE POLISH IPN COMMISSION LEFT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BARN-BURNING OF JEWS AN OPEN QUESTION (DIRECT QUOTE FROM THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ABSTRACT):

"The testimonies varied and none of the participants or witnesses could have included all of what had occurred. AS A RESULT, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE CONCLUSIVELY JUST WHAT THE GERMAN ROLE ACTUALLY WAS IN THAT LAST, MOST TRAGIC PHASE--THE BURNING ALIVE OF JEDWABNE'S JEWISH RESIDENTS IN THE BARN. The sources present contradictory and imprecise descriptions of the Germans' behavior, and historians' assessments also vary greatly." (WOKOL JEDWABNEGO, Volume 1, p. 491; emphasis added.)

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NOT AT ALL TRUE THAT THE ENDEKS, AND ONR, WERE POLISH FASCISTS
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Some extreme Polish nationalists did violence against Jews. Did you know that Jewish Communists committed even more violence against Jews? No one devotes phony indignation to THAT: It has disappeared down an Orwellian memory hole:

Polska dla Polakow! Kim Byli i Sa Polscy Narodowcy

Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund: A Memoir of Interwar Poland (Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies)
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Polish nationalism was fundamentally different from both Italian Fascism and German Nazism:

Spanish Carlism and Polish Nationalism: The Borderlands of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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The infection of overall Polish thinking, in the late 1930's, by the thinking of next-door Nazi Germany, should not be exaggerated.

Poland - Key To Europe.

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Consider the post-Pilsudski government of Poland. Not true that General Jozef Beck was anti-Semitic or pro-Nazi:

The Jewish War Front.

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Even when Italian Fascism and German Nazism were relatively non-radical, in the early 1930's, Roman Dmowski was already repudiating both of them.

Wybor pism (Polish Edition).

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Not true that Roman Dmowski became sympathetic towards Nazism towards the end of his life.

Duch Europy (Polish Edition).

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Not true that the National Democrats were against Fascism and Nazism only because the Axis Powers had turned against Poland.

W walce o Wielka Polske: Propaganda zaplecza politycznego Narodowych Sil Zbrojnych 1939-1945 (Vis historiarum) (Polish Edition).

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Even in the early years of the Nazi German occupation of Poland, and well before the start of the Holocaust, the Endeks and the ONR categorically refused to cooperate with the Nazis in even nonviolent acts against Jews.

Na pograniczu dwoch swiatow.
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For more on the Polish national movement before WWII, see:

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LOOTING, GRAVE ROBBERY, PROPERTY TRANSFERS: COMMON WAR-RELATED EVENTS, AND NOT THE JAN T. GROSS MYTHOLOGIZED “POLES DID IT TO JEWS”

(Click on the following links, and read my detailed reviews):

I. MYTH: Poles “got rich” from post-Jewish property: FACT: There was a desperate housing shortage in Poland caused by the devastation of WWII. Poles were in no position to allow unused post-Jewish properties to stand vacant.

I Saw Poland Betrayed. American Opinion Reprint

II. If Poles "inheriting" the property of murdered Jews is robbery, then Jews "inheriting" the property of earlier-murdered Jews is also robbery.

Gone To Pitchipoi: A Boy's Desperate Fight For Survival In Wartime (Jews of Poland).

III. Wartime Lawlessness: Poles robbed Jewish graves. Big deal. Jewish grave-robbers robbed the Jewish dead:

In the Warsaw Ghetto 1940 - 1943 an Account of a Witness the Memoirs of Stanislaw Adler.

IV. Polish grave-robbers also robbed the Polish dead. Hilary Minc, a very high-ranking Jew in the Soviet-imposed Communist puppet government of post-WWII Poland, was the architect of the mass expropriation of both Jewish and Polish property:

In Search Of A Lost People: The Old And New Poland.

V. Poles looted Jews. Big deal. Jewish looters commonly looted Jewish property:

To Speak for the Silenced.

The Jews of Bialystok During World War II and the Holocaust.

VI. No “picking” on Jews. Polish looters also commonly looted Polish property:

Red Shadow: A Physician's Memoir of the Soviet Occupation of Eastern Poland, 1944-1956.

VII. If Poles are a nation of thieves, then so are the Jews. In the 1948 War, Jewish military and civilians systematically looted Palestinian Arabs:

1949: The First Israelis.

VIII. The looting of property, by both Poles and Jews, is an unremarkable outcome of the brutalities of six years of Nazi German occupation:

I Saw The New Poland.

IX. For more facts on looting and property acquisition, in wartime and post-war Poland, see:

Golden Harvest or Hearts of Gold? Studies on the Wartime Fate of Poles and Jews.
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NO RETREAT FROM SOLITARY GERMAN GUILT FOR THE HOLOCAUST—OR FROM THE CENTURIES OF GERMAN SURPREMACISM THAT MADE IT HAPPEN!

Know Your Enemy!

Thus Spake Germany

Conquest and Kultur: Aims Of The Germans In Their Own Words

Gems (?) of German Thought

A thousand years of German aggression

war against the west 1938 [Hardcover]

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For an example of German Nazi-like conduct long before Hitler, please click on, and read my detailed review, of:

The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism

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JEWISH AUTHORS OBJECT TO THE SOFT-PEDDLING OF GERMAN GUILT:

Holocaust. Voices of Scholars

The Martyrdom of Jewish Physicians in Poland.

And We Are Not Saved: Including The Jewish Military Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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POLISH COLLABORATION WITH THE NAZI GERMANS HARDLY EXISTED:

So says a top German SS Official:

Hans Frank's Diary
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SO NO POLISH QUISLING BECAUSE THE GERMANS DID NOT WANT ONE. WRONG!

LEADING POLES REFUSED. EXAMPLES:

Baron Ronicker

Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary
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Wincenty Witos

The Dark Heart of Hitler's Europe: Nazi Rule in Poland under the General Government

Moje wspomnienia (Dziela wybrane / Wincenty Witos) (Polish Edition)
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Stanislaw Estreicher, Wladyslaw Studnicki

The German New Order in Poland

The Goebbels Diaries 1939-1941

Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present

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Prince Janusz Radziwill

Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944
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Jan Karski

Story of a Secret State
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THE GERMANS WANTED A COLLABORATIONIST POLISH ARMY TO FIGHT WITH THEM AGAINST THE RED ARMY. CAPTIVE POLISH LEADERS SAID “NO!”:

Secret Army
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(Read my detailed reviews of the foregoing linked items.)
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FALSE EQUIVALENCE: GERMAN-IMPOSED DEATH PENALTY FOR AIDING JEWS, AND THAT FOR OTHER VIOLATIONS
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(I). German Punishments for Illegal Slaughter, Black Market Activity, Possession of VERBOTEN Objects, etc., Were Inconsistent, and Slackened Markedly After the German Defeat at Stalingrad:
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"Non-Germans" under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in Germany and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to ... (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

The Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz

Gone To Pitchipoi: A Boy's Desperate Fight For Survival In Wartime (Jews of Poland)

Czarny ptasior (Polish Edition)

Lania: An American Woman in Nazi-Occupied Poland, 1939-1945

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(II). Not True That Poles Disregarded the Consequences of Nazi-Criminalized Non-Jewish-Related Acts:
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Poles Rarely Owned Radios Precisely Because This Was Punishable By Death:

By Devil's Luck: A Tale of Resistance in Wartime Warsaw

Polish Smugglers Discarded Food, Out of Train Windows, Whenever Germans Approached:

Legacy of the White Eagle (Book & DVD)

Polish Guerrillas Thwarted the German Livestock-Registration System:

ROCH i Bataliony Chlopskie w obwodzie Krasnostawskim 1939-1945 (Polish Edition)

Polish Farmers Hid (and Slaughtered) Unauthorized Livestock in Secret Underground Pigsties. Ironically, Poles Also Hid Fugitive Jews in The Same:

The Cap: The Price of a Life

Krwawe Upiory (Polish Edition)
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(Click on, and read my detailed English-language reviews, of the foregoing linked items.)
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JEWS REMIND US THAT ONLY 10% OF ALL POLES WERE KILLED BY THE NAZIS...YES, “ONLY” 10%--WHAT A RELIEF!
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BUT WHY "ONLY" 10%?

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Because the Germans Found Out That They Lacked the Manpower to Murder Poles on the Scale of Tens of Millions!

Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East

In The Shadow Of The Reich

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Because it Would Be Too Disruptive of the Exploitation of German-Ruled Poland:

The Enigma of General Blaskowitz

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Because the Political Fallout Would Be Unacceptable:

Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe

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Because the Reich Needed a Reservoir of Forced Laborers:

Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume 2 only (Hardcover) (Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume 2)

Hans Frank's Diary

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NEVERTHELESS:

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Long-Term Nazi Plans (GENERALSIEDLUNGSPLAN) Did Include the Extermination of Poles:

Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945 (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology)

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BUT HOW MANY POLES DID THE GERMANS ACTUALLY KILL?

“3 MILLION POLES” MURDERED BY THE GERMANS (NAZIS)--THE FIGURE MAY ACTUALLY BE MUCH GREATER!

The “3 million Poles” was established by careful postwar research. It still finds support from at least some current historians—notably Tomasz Szarota. Furthermore, uncertainties in this figure go both ways. The Polish Jews murdered amount to 2.7-2.9 million. Andrzej Chmielarz points out that the total number of Polish citizens who lost their lives during WWII could be as low as 4.5 million or as high as 8 million. This means that the number of Polish gentile victims of Nazi German genocide could actually be as high as 5.3 million! [For documentation of these facts, please see pp. 90-91 of the following scholarly IPN publication: Materski and Szarota (eds). 2009. POLSKA 1939-1945: STRATY OSOBOWE I OFIARY REPRESJI POD DWIEMA OKUPACJAMI. Warsaw.]

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POLAND’S FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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THE NAZI GERMAN EXTERMINATION OF 5-6 MILLION JEWS IS A FACT: ITS "SELF-EVIDENT" SPECIAL STATUS IS NOT
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Pay Less Attention to What the Nazis Said, and More to What They DID. Focus on the PRIMA FACIE Evidence, Not Speculative Motives or Goals. Remember: Actions Do Speak Louder Than Words!

(I). NO ALL-INCLUSIVE TARGETING OF JEWS. THE NAZIS DELIBERATELY SPARED MANY JEWS WHEN THEY EASILY COULD HAVE KILLED THEM
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A significant number of prominent German Jews were declared Aryans [given the DEUTSCHBLUTIGKEITSERKLARUNG (declaration of German blood)], by top Nazi officials (including Hitler himself):

Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich (Modern War Studies (Hardcover))
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Throughout the ongoing Shoah, the Nazis amnestied a total of tens of thousands of Jews, even allowing thousands of them to leave Nazi-ruled Europe:

And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight: The Eichmann Trial, the Jewish Catastrophe, and Hannah Arendt's Narrative.
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The Nazis did not kill, or even specially mistreat, American and British POWs that were Jewish (all the while the Nazis were starving millions of non-Jewish Soviet POWs!):

Untold Valor: Forgotten Stories of American Bomber Crews over Europe in World War II
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(II). MYTH: HOLOCAUST, THE UNIQUELY-IRRATIONAL GENOCIDE THAT PROVIDED NO BENEFITS TO THE PERPETRATOR:
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Regardless of how "rational genocides" are arbitrarily defined, there was no clear-cut dichotomy between ideological and material-gain considerations behind Nazi policies towards the Jews:

Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis: Economic Needs and Racial Aims, 1938-1944
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(III). MYTH: HOLOCAUST, THE UNIQUELY-IRRATIONAL SELF-HARMING GENOCIDE
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We had been led to believe that the Nazis would spare no effort to kill every single possible Jew within reach, even if it contravened German military, economic, and political interests. Not so.
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The Holocaust did not handicap Germany economically. Nor did it cause a shortage of workers:

Architects of Annihilation: Auschwitz and the Logic of Destruction
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Go figure: The Nazis did murder many Jewish laborers that were essential to the German war effort. But they also arbitrarily spared many Jewish laborers that were NOT. Also, it is untrue that the Germans allowed militarily-essential railroad traffic to be hampered by railway shipments of Jews to the death camps:

Gates of Tears: The Holocaust in the Lublin District
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(IV). MYTH: THE NAZIS HAD A ONE-OF-A-KIND OBSESSION WITH JEWS
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Fact: Nazis did not consistently treat Jewish inmates worse than they treated non-Jewish inmates:
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At Buchenwald:

The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them
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At Gross Rosen:

A Narrow Bridge to Life: Jewish Slave Labor and Survival in the Gross-Rosen Camp System, 1940-1945
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At Sachsenhausen:

Moonless Night: The Second World War Escape Epic
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At Dachau, etc.:

Shavelings in Death Camps: A Polish Priest's Memoir of Imprisonment by the Nazis, 1939-1945
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