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In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle : The Poles, the Holocaust and Beyond - Leo Cooper

In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle

The Poles, the Holocaust and Beyond

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The behaviour of many Poles towards the Jewish population during the Nazi occupation of Poland has always been a controversial issue. Although the Poles are supposed not to have collaborated with the invaders, there is evidence to show that in respect of the Jewish population, the behaviour of many Poles, including members of the underground, was far from exemplary. Poland is also the only European country where Jews were being murdered after the end of the war and where strong anti-Semitic tendencies are still present. This book analyses this question in an historical context and attempts to offer an explanation for the phenomenon of Polish anti-Semitism during and after the end of the war. The work is based on recently uncovered documents as well as on personal accounts of witnesses to the events during the war.

Forewordp. viii
Introductionp. x
Prologue: Poland Welcomes Back Survivors--May 1946p. 1
The Polish Exilep. 7
The Dawn of the Jewish Community in Polandp. 9
Jews in the Struggle for Polish Independencep. 24
Before the Great Catastrophe (1918-39)p. 41
The Polish Eagle Spreads its Wings (1918-35)p. 43
Signs of Impending Disaster (1935-9)p. 64
The Great Catastrophe (1939-44)p. 83
Onlookersp. 85
Jewish Refugees in the USSRp. 120
Lootersp. 125
Polish Resistance and Collaborationp. 137
Jews in the Polish Armyp. 158
Saviours--Righteous among the Nationsp. 163
Beyond the Great Catastrophep. 183
The Last Blood Libel in Poland--Kielce 1946p. 185
Between Tragedy and Infamy--March 1968p. 206
Anti-Semitism without Jewsp. 224
Epilogue: Facing the Pastp. 236
Referencesp. 246
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780333962107
ISBN-10: 0333962109
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 19th October 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1