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Out of the inferno : Poles remember the Holocaust

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Out of the inferno : Poles remember the Holocaust
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Dates[1989]; ©1989
Statement of ResponsibilityRichard C. Lukas, editor.
Creators & ContributorsLukas, Richard C. (editor)
Summary"Lukas... assembles oral histories by 60 Christian Polish men and women who survived the Nazi occupation... [T]heir moving testimonies recount the sadism, mass murders, deportations and imprisonment which Poles suffered at the hands of Hitler's invading army. These first-person narratives demonstrate that thousands of Poles courageously rescued Jews, at great risk to their own lives. One point of controversy is Lukas's intention with this oral history to refute the 'stereotype' that Poles were anti-Semites who 'at a minimum were indifferent to the Germans' treatment of the Jews....' Yet, in an introductory essay, he supportively quotes comments about the 'unresisting attitude' and 'passivity' of Jewish victims of Nazism. In this treatment, he largely ignores the torrent of anti-Semitic legislation, daily brutality and prejudice that many Polish Jews faced prior to the German occupation." —Publishers Weekly
ContentsAcknowledgments -- Introduction -- Jan Arciszewski -- Irena Barbarska -- James Bochan -- Antoni Bohun-Dąbrowski -- Zbigniew Bokiewicz -- Maryla Bonińska -- Zofia Rysżewska Brusikiewicz -- Ewa Bukowska -- K.T. Czelny -- Marian Dąbrowski -- Bogna Domańska -- Wanda Draczyńska -- Władysław and Władysława Dubik -- Maria Duszkiewicz -- Eugeniusz M. Folta -- Bronisława Gniewaszewska -- Zofia Grusczyńska -- Urszula Holfeld -- Staszek Jackowski -- The Reverend Jan Januszewski -- Wanda Jordan -- A.M. Kalinka -- Bogusław Adam Kalinka -- Edward Marcin Kemnitz -- Roman Kierszniewski -- Zygmunt Koc -- Stanisław Kocyan -- Jurek Kolarski -- Maria Kolator -- J. Kowalski -- Krystyna Kowalska -- Stanisław Kowalski -- Wanda Lesisz -- Barbara Makuch -- Halina Martin -- Konstancja Marzec -- Leokadia Mikołajków -- Wacław Milewski -- Anna Orska -- Halina Ostrowska -- Fabriola Paulińska -- Stefan Petri -- Adolph Pilch -- Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski -- Maria Radecka -- Tadeusz Rosicki -- Maria Różańska -- Zdzisław M. Rurarz -- Eugenia Śwital -- Elzbieta Szandorowska -- Krystyna Szomańska -- Zdzisław Szymczak -- Wenceslas Wagner -- Henryk Werakso -- Henryk Woliński -- Maria Zagórska -- Janusz Zaorski -- Maria Kontowicz Zaremba -- Witold Złotnicki
Physical Description 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLexington : The University Press of Kentucky
NotesBibliography: pages [192]–193; Includes index
RecognitionGifted in 2020 in memory of Professor Ronald C. Newton

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