אנו יהודי פולין? היחסים בין יהודים לפולנים בתקופת השואה מן ההיבט היהודי

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Abstract

Discusses the attitudes of Jews toward Poles before and during World War II, based on a study of wartime diaries and documents, which the author feels are a more authentic reflection of Jewish views than later memoirs and other works. While there was an increase in antisemitism, including antisemitic riots and legislation, after the death of Piłsudski in 1935, many Jews maintained their patriotism. In August 1939 Jews worked alongside Poles to put up defenses around the cities. Many of the Jews who fled from the cities in September were helped by Poles along the way; however, as the Germans advanced and conditions in the country worsened, there were more attacks against Jews by Poles. Notes that Jewish soldiers in the Polish army also suffered from antisemitism, especially at the hands of other Poles in German POW camps. In the early years of the war, the Jews had a generally favorable view of Poles, but this changed in 1942, when the Jews realized that most Poles would not come to their aid, but would collaborate with the Nazis. Appendices on pp. 205-259 contain translations of documents and diary entries.
Original languageHebrew
Place of Publicationירושלים
Publisherיד ושם - המכון הבין-לאומי לחקר השואה
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)9789653083370
StatePublished - 2009

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland
  • Jews -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
  • Poland -- History -- 1918-1945
  • יהודים -- פולין -- היסטוריה -- המאה ה-20
  • اليهود -- بولندا -- التاريخ -- القرن ٢٠
  • Jews -- Poland -- 20th century

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