Polish Experience

Nazi Germany & Soviet Russia war crimes against Poland, 1939-45 (video)

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Book Reviews

POLISH/JEWISH RELATIONS 1,300 KEYWORD-PHRASE-INDEX BOOK REVIEWS By Jan Peczkis

POLISH/JEWISH RELATIONS 1,300 KEYWORD-PHRASE-INDEXED BOOK REVIEWS By Jan Peczkis: https://www.jewsandpolesdatabase.org/

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Jewish Experience

THE VELODROME D’HIVER (VEL D’HIV) ROUNDUP

The Velodrome D’Hiver (or “Vel D’Hiv”) roundup was the largest French deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. It took place in Paris on July 16-17, 1942. When the Germans made the decision to arrest, deport to the East and murder Jews in 1942, a German-French agreement was signed, known in the English-language historical literature as […]

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Polish Experience

Warsaw ’44 –A City That Remembers

A tribute to the Polish Resistance Fighters, who attempted to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German tyranny between the 1st of August and the 3rd of October 1944, by Stefan Tompson

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Current Developments

Dear Russia – A Response to Putin’s lies

In recent weeks, Putin, alongside high ranking Russian officials, have been rewriting history: they are shifting the blame for the start of World War II from Nazi Germany and the USSR to Western Powers and Poland. They lied about Poland’s role in the War and they lied and continue to lie about the role and […]

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Recommended Books

I Saw Poland Betrayed, by Arthur Bliss Lane. 1948

Reviewed by Jan Peczkis. A True Friend of Poland. Postwar Housing Shortage (Why Poles Not Thrilled By Jewish Survivors). Kielce Pogrom No Spontaneous Anti-Semitic Riot. Poland Sold-Out by Churchill and Roosevelt This seminal work is nothing less than a one-volume history of Poland from 1944-1947. It provides so much detail in just one book, and […]

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Polish/Jewish Relations

The Polish diplomats who went out of their way to save Jews

New documents shed light on the massive rescue effort undertaken by the Polish government-in-exile during World War II. It was, to a large extent, orchestrated by unsung hero Ambassador Aleksander Ładoś, despite this ordeal being risky and complicated. The second floor of the Jewish Museum of Switzerland, located in Basel, has six “memory scrolls” with […]

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Polish Experience

They burned four families alive just because they had been helping Jews. 33 Poles, including 20 children, were killed. The youngest was 7 months old.

Many of us are already familiar with the tragedy of the Ulma family. Unfortunately, there were many more such tragic cases during the Second World War. On December 6, 1942, the Germans committed a horrific crime in the cities of Rekówek and Stary Ciepielów. Because they had helped Jews, the Kowalski, Kosior, Obuchiewiecz and Skoczylas […]

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews by Jan Peczkis

Noted Historian Challenges the Media Narrative of Solitary Polish Guilt for Jedwabne AUTHOR JAN PECZKIS The Massacre in Jedwabne, July 10, 1941: Before, During, After by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz. 2005.Reviewer: Mr. Jan Peczkis / My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Noted […] The Blame-Poles Jedwabne Lie Honed to Perfection: A Rehash of Stale Assertions AUTHOR […]

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Current Developments

In Support of The Polish Ambassador to Ireland by Stefan Komar

As the son of a member of the Polish Underground unit Zoska that was acknowledged by Yad Vashem for saving 350 Jews during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, I take umbrage at the letters by Alan Shatter and Oliver Sears published in the Irish Times on October 4th of 2019. Both were filled with historical misrepresentations […]

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