Book Reviews

Zaglada Zydow W Krakowie, by Aleksander Bieberstein. 1959, 1985

Reviewed by Jan Peczkis Holocaust Eyewitness: Polish Denouncers of Jews Were Uncommon. Jewish Denouncers Were More Common Than Polish Denouncers! Jan T. Gross Falsehoods Debunked THE DESTRUCTION OF THE JEWS OF KRAKOW. This Polish-language book is a gem. [I thank courageous Polish historian Jerzy Robert Nowak for bringing this excellent book to public attention on […]

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Polish Experience

Soviet camps in “liberated” Poland

The photograph: Soviets in the liberated Majdanek camp.

  The first NKVD camps were established right after the Red Army entered the eastern territories of the Commonwealth. New ones were created in Lublin Poland. Soon after, the Soviets eagerly used the infrastructure of former German concentration camps, including the most infamous ones, such as Auschwitz and Majdanek. The German death camp at Majdanek, […]

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Polish/Jewish Relations

The story of Abram Tauber – a Jew saved by the Home Army, who, after the war, became the head of the Security Service in the village of Chodel.

This story shows that in the case of Polish-Jewish relations – especially in the post-war period – there can be no simple, zero-one narrative. Just as there were bad Poles surrendering hiding Jews to Germans, so were there Jews, overrepresented among communists, who tortured and murdered patriotic Poles hiding from communists. Abram Tauber, who was […]

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Book Reviews

Essential Papers on Jews and the Left, by Ezra Mendelsohn (Editor). 1997

Reviewed by Jan Peczkis Zydokomuna “Poland’s Jews Didn’t Know Communism Was Violent and Totalitarian” Exculpation Debunked This book centers on personages and political movements. It features the philosophy of Moses Hess and Ber Borokhov, the anti-Semitism of the Jew Karl Marx, etc. It concludes with the anti-Zionist politics of the Soviet Union in the last […]

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Recommended Books

The Light in Hidden Places, by Sharon Cameron

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII — from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron. One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make… It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working […]

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Polish Experience

A Forgotten Odyssey – The Untold Story of 1,700,000 Poles Deported to Siberia in 1940 [five-part video]

In 1940, after Russia invaded Poland, Stalin deported 1.7 million Poles to slave labor camps in Siberia and Kazakhstan. Only one third of them survived.

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Polish/Jewish Relations

Interview with Polish Catholic Holocaust Survivor who considers it offensive to be called “other”. [Video]

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Polish/Jewish Relations

Jerzy Kosinski – The Painted Boy [Documentary film]

Jerzy Kosinski – The Painted Boy [Documentary film] A consummate literary hoaxer. His book, The Painted Bird, was the first major Holocaust hoax. It was purported to be Kosinski’s autobiographical account of his wanderings as a solitary Jewish child through rural Poland during World War II. In fact, Kosinski lived with his parents throughout the […]

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Silent Heroes

Stanislawa Leszczynska – A midwife from Auschwitz

Official Germans ordinance dictated that pregnant women were not to be sent to concentration camps. However, there were pregnant prisoners in Auschwitz, as these regulations were not always followed, early pregnancies were not always visible during transport, or there were sporadic cases of conception in the camp. In 1942 and early 1943, women visibly pregnant […]

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Book Reviews

Powrot do Jedwabnego, by Wojciech Sumlinski. 2019

Powrot do Jedwabnego , by Wojciech Sumlinski. 2019 Reviewed by Jan Peczkis The Banned Book That Many Jews Are Afraid Of: Holocaust Industry Terezin Tentacles, and The Jedwabne Lie is Unravelling: Bullet Casings Under Lenin Statue Prove German Guilt RETURN TO JEDWABNE is the title of this Polish-language book. Author Wojciech Sumlinski, in order to […]

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