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tranger in Our Midst: Images of the Jew in Polish Literature

Saturday, January 5, 2013
This book is not one that analyzes images of the Jew in Poland per se. Rather, it is an anthology of otherwise-disconnected separate articles about Poland's Jews. The articles are serialized according to time, beginning with Jews in Poland several centuries ago, and ending with post-Holocaust times. The articles include those by Polonized Jews such as Julian Tuwim and Antoni Slominski. >>more...

Do Kogo Świat Należy Według Noama Chomskyego

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kiedy Anglia była największą potęgą na świecie głównymi twórcami jej polityki byli kupcy i fabrykanci – wówczas najbogatsi ludzie w tym państwie. Ludzie ci chcieli zawładnąć światem. Brytania dominowała na początku XX wieku ale była w stadium powolnego upadku tak ze z końcem Drugiej Wojny Światowej w 1945 roku USA było bezpieczne i posiadało połowę zasobów świata, jak też kontrolowało w sposób bezprzykładny w historii Zachodnią Półkulę oraz Oceany Spokojny i Atlantycki. >>more...

"Bloody Sunday", German Fifth Column, and the Myth of Polish Massacres of Germans August 14, 2009 By Jan Peczkis TOP 1000 REVIEWER

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Title: THE GERMAN FEINT AND HITLERITE CRIMES AT BYDGOSZCZ IN THE LIGHT OF THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1939.

This work has enduring value. Consistent with revisionist attempts to convert Germans from aggressors into victims, the existence of a German fifth column is commonly denied. (p. 10, 50). [Also by Alfred Maurice de Zayas]. Goebbels' lie about 60,000 German civilians massacred by Poles is still sometimes repeated. >>more...

The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Detailed Broad-Based Analysis of Poles and Poland During WWII--Marred by Inaccuracies, December 18, 2012 This review is from: The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War (Hardcover) The author, Halik Kochanski, is a Briton born to Polish parents. She wanted to discover what her father had gone through. The result is this comprehensive work. It not only covers the Polish experience during WWII, but also provides a brief glossary of Polish pronunciations, a glossary of abbreviations, and a detailed index of biographies. >>more...

The hero who voluntarily infiltrated Auschwitz

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Historical experience demonstrates that the vast majority of people would not voluntarily enter hell. In the mid-20th century, aside from the Gulag, that would be German Nazi concentration camps. One individual actually volunteered for such a suicidal operation, the heroic Witold Pilecki. He was a uniquely courageous and daring individual. This patriotic Pole and underground soldier infiltrated KL Auschwitz in one of the most daring intelligence gathering operations of the Second World War. After his escape from the camp nearly three years later, he fought the German Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Pilecki subsequently snuck into Poland to combat the Communists after the war, and was executed by the country's Soviet-controlled puppet regime. >>more...

The Politics of Memory: The Journey of a Holocaust Historian

Monday, November 26, 2012
This review is from: The Politics of Memory: The Journey of a Holocaust Historian (Paperback) This work is semi-autobiographical in nature. It provides insights into how the Jewish author Hilberg developed and published his seminal study on the Holocaust. He also discusses notable Holocaust personages such as Bruno Bettelheim, Hannah Arendt, Gerald Reitlinger, Leon Poliakov, Lucy Dawidowicz, Jason Browning, and Warsaw Ghetto Council Chairman Adam Czerniakow. >>more...

Operacja "Jedwabne": Mity i fakty (Polish Edition)

Sunday, November 11, 2012
OPERATION "JEDWABNE": MYTHS AND FACTS, is the title of this Polish-language book. Owing to the vintage of this book, much of its information has been expanded upon, and will generally not be repeated here. See, for instance, The Massacre in Jedwabne, July 10, 1941: Before, During, After (read also the Peczkis review). >>more...

Studies on Polish Jewery, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916-1939 (Studies of the Center for Research on the History and ... Jews, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Sunday, November 11, 2012
The author begins with a middle view of Polish-Jewish relations, (quote) By an over-emphasis on pervasive Polish anti-Semitism, the Jewish treatment of Polish Jewish history emerges in a manner no less unbalanced and tendentious than those Polish apologetic works which trumpet `traditional Polish tolerance' of Jews." (unquote). (p. 15) >>more...

The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492 (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

Sunday, November 11, 2012
This fascinating, scholarly work begins with a large amount of Jewish demographic detail. At the time of the destruction of the Second temple (65), the Jewish population of the Middle East, North Africa, and eventual Europe was in the 2.5-8.0 million range. By 650, it had plummeted to 1.2 million. (p. 112). After a slight rise, it bottomed out at about 1 million in 1492. (p. 18, 49-50) >>more...

The political history of PolandUnderstanding the Litwaks, Endeks, Judeopolonia, Bogus Pogrom Accounts,

Friday, October 19, 2012
Lewinski-Corwin covers a lot of Polish history and, owing to the breadth and depth of the material, I only focus on a few issues. His work is especially useful in understanding the course of the anti-Russian November Insurrection (1830)(pp. 426-on) and the January Insurrection (1863)(pp. 471-on). His treatment of the late 19th century Prussian exploitation of Poland, and how the Poles thwarted and outdid the Germans, is recounted in considerable detail. (pp. 521-527). >>more...
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