Joshua D. Zimmerman - Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

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Joshua D. Zimmerman - Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

Joshua D. Zimmerman - Contested Memories: Poles and Jews during the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
2003 | ISBN: 0813531586 | English | 348 pages | PDF | 2.1 MB

Few issues have divided Poles and Jews more deeply than the Nazi occupation of Poland during the Second World War and the subsequent slaughter of almost ninety percent of Polish Jewry. Many Jewish historians have argued that, during the occupation, Poles at best displayed indifference to the fate of the Jews and at worst were willing accomplices of the Nazis. Many Polish scholars, however, deny any connection between the prewar culture of antisemitism and the wartime situation. They emphasized that Poles were also victims of the Nazis and, for the most part, tried their best to protect the Jews.