Silent Heroes

Dr. Józef Bellert enabled 4,400 Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners to regain their health and leave the camp.

When the Soviet Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945, about 4,800 prisoners remained in the camp, all of whom were in a near-death state due to severe starvation and various diseases. The Germans had fled earlier with the “healthier” prisoners, whom they forced on a death march to the west. As Chief Physician of […]

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Jewish Experience

Henneicke Column

The Henneicke Column was a group of Dutch Nazi collaborators working in the investigative division of the Central Bureau for Jewish Emigration (Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung), with headquarters in Amsterdam, during the Nazi Germany occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Between March and October 1943 the group, led by former auto mechanic Wim […]

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Book Reviews

Soviet Repression in Central Asia and Siberia: Recent Works in English

Soviet Repression in Central Asia and Siberia: Recent Works in English Reviewed by John Radzilowski Michael K. Jerryson. Mongolian Buddhism: The Rise and Fall of the Sangha.   Chiang Mai, Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2007. Robert Kindler. Stalin’s Nomads: Power and Famine in Kazakhstan. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov. Yupik Transitions: […]

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Polish Experience

Stalin’s Forgotten Crime [Video]

Produced by Stefan Tompson ” This is my tribute to my great uncle, who was executed in the Katyn Massacre.”

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Book Reviews

The Political Roots of the Polish Guerrilla NSZ. The NSZ and the Jews

The Political Roots of the Polish Guerrilla NSZ. The NSZ and the Jews Narodowe Sily Zbrojne: Kulisy Walki Podziemnej 1939-1945 by Jerzy Pilacinski “Lech” Reviewed by Jan Peczkis NATIONAL ARMED FORCES: THE BACKSTAGE OF THE UNDERGROUND COMBAT 1939-1945, is the title of this Polish-language book. This book has little on NSZ combat, and centers upon personalities […]

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Current Issues

Russian Politics of Memory Toward Poland

Russian Politics of Memory Toward Poland The Bones of Contention Between Poland and Russia By Lukasz Adamski in polishhistory.pl Out of the many countries in Europe with which Russia has had conflicts over historical interpretation, Poland occupies a special place. It belongs to those countries – alongside Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – which have […]

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Book Reviews

High Mortality of Poles in “Ordinary” German Concentration Camps. Murderous Forced Labor

SONDERLABORATORIUM SS. ZAMOJSZCZYZNA Pierwszy Obszar Osiedlenczy w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie. THE SS SONDERLABORATORIUM. THE ZAMOSC REGION The First Settlement Area in The Generalgovernment by Agnieszka Jaczynska. Reviewed by Jan Peczkis This IPN publication is literally a mini-encyclopedia of Aktion Zamosc and the Zamosc Uprising. It is loaded with photographs, documents, etc., and all text is simultaneously […]

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Restitutions/Reparations

Trump has paid only lip service on Holocaust restitution

Trump has paid only lip service on Holocaust restitution Despite the impressive name “Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Reporte,” the report does not guarantee anything By Aron Mor, September 12,2020, Jerusalem Post/Opinion The US State Department’s congressional report on the state of restitution of Jewish property from the Holocaust era is nothing but […]

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Book Reviews

Holocaust Survivor Testimony Unreliable

Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death”, by David G. Marwell. Reviewed by Jan Peczkis This book traces the life, the crimes, and the escape of Joseph Mengele. However, it sheds insights on other matters. Most Jewish accusations against Poles are uncorroborated claims that come from Holocaust survivors. The information in this book casts doubt on […]

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Book Reviews

Holocaust Supremacism Examined

Holocaust Supremacism Examined Victims and Values: A History and a Theory of Suffering, by Joseph A. Amato Reviewed by Jan Peczkis The Manifold Benefits to Jews of Holocaust Supremacy: Why anti-Christianity, German Guilt-Dilution, Polonophobia, etc. This work examines the preeminence of the Jews’ Holocaust, over all other genocides, in considerable detail. I focus on few […]

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