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The Resource Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945

Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945

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Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945
Title
Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A sequel to Engel's book "In the Shadow of Auschwitz: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1939-1942" (1987). This volume examines the policies of this government in regard to Polish Jews from the end of 1942 to 1945, whether knowledge of the Nazi genocide altered those policies, and Jewish reactions. The government was pressured by Jewish groups demanding that it render aid to the Jews of Poland. However, the government saw itself first and foremost as a defender of ethnic Poles and relegated the Jews to the periphery of its concerns. Holds that the Polish attitude toward the Jews must be viewed in the context of international relations, especially between Poland and the USSR. The latter used the "Jewish question" as an anti-Polish propaganda weapon. The Polish government regarded the Jews as an anti-Polish and pro-Soviet force. It tried to attract the Jews to its side, but it made Jewish support for Polish interests a precondition for a positive response to Jewish rescue demands. In 1944 a scandal broke out over antisemitism in the Polish army; dozens of Jewish soldiers deserted to the British army. In the aftermath, the Polish government set up the Rescue Council on 20 April 1944.
Assigning source
(From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Engel, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Poland
  • Rzeczpospolita Polska (Government-in-exile)
  • Rzeczpospolita Polska (Government-in-exile)
  • Rzeczpospolita Polska (Government-in-exile)
Label
Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Demands -- Ch. 2. Zydokomuna -- Ch. 3. Propaganda -- Ch. 4. Soldiers -- Ch. 5. Rescue -- Envoi -- Appendix: Who Was Who
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780807820698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Facing a holocaust: the Polish government-in-exile and the Jews, 1943-1945
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Demands -- Ch. 2. Zydokomuna -- Ch. 3. Propaganda -- Ch. 4. Soldiers -- Ch. 5. Rescue -- Envoi -- Appendix: Who Was Who
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780807820698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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