This book is very well laid out and all comments are linked to sources of information.
In actuality, Lukas recognizes the fact that the Nazis targeted the Jews for immediate and total annihilation. (e. g., p. 151).
Recommended reading for anyone interested in the "other side" of this tragic time in history.
Very detailed with references, it covers every aspect of the polish experience. It helped me to dispel some prejudice that I held about the holocaust, showing that it was not just... Read morePublished 2 months ago by sir Charles
I read the book to understand the time. My dad was seven years during the Nazi occupation and it gave me insight into the Poland of his time.Published 4 months ago by Michael Jurkiewicz
As many as sixteen million Poles died under German and Russian terror between 1939 and 1954. Both sides destroyed educated people and opinion leaders, or murdered people just to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew J. Brennan
This reader has not forgotten. Thank you to Mr. Lukas. I am not even Polish but I read as much as I can on this subject. Wonderful history writing. G KossowPublished 7 months ago by Goldie Kossow
The book was a gift I was giving. Absolutely no complaints about service or the book.Published 7 months ago by Daniel Friedkin
It is great to see more books being written on this subject. As a first generation Pole, I have heard many stories from my non-Jewish, elderly family members about their... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julia Hill
This book provides a nice balance to the limited conventional wisdom concerning the war years in Poland. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Difficult to follow if one is unfamiliar with Polish politcians before and after the war. Too many names and, for me, unnecessary