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I have reviewed hundreds of books related to Polish history, by authors of many different nationalities. I specifically list a few of them below.
Want to go deeper into Polish history and culture? All of my Polish-related reviews are listed from each of the Listmania lists given by title below. The Listmania list-titles are here organized by subject. (Unfortunately, it is not possible to create a direct link from here to each of the respective Listmania lists. Maybe somedayÖ). Polish history was often quite different from that imagined by many Americans and other westerners. Get educated! SOME STANDOUT BOOKS AND FILMS ON POLAND AND POLISH HISTORY: The Culture War in Contemporary Poland: Bitwa o prawde Overall Polish History: The Polish Way: A Thousand-Year History of the Poles and Their Culture How Poles Were Viewed By Prominent Historical Personages: Mysli o Polsce i Polakach (Opinions about Poland and Poles) (Polish Edition) Debunking Revisionist Germans and the "2 million German Expellee Killed" Myth: Truth or conjecture?: German civilian war losses in the East, Encyclopedic Source on Pope John Paul II: John Paul II: The Epic Life of a Pilgrim Pope A Hero of Poland and the Then-Infant USA: The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution Poland Saves Europe From the Communists in the 1920 Polish-Soviet War: White Eagle, Red Star: The Polish-Soviet War 1919-1920 and The Miracle on the Vistula How Poles Were Portrayed by Hollywood During WWII: Hollywood's War with Poland, 1939-1945 The 1939 War, Which Began WWII: POLAND BETRAYED: The Nazi-Soviet Invasions of 1939 (Campaign Chronicles) Luftwaffe Historian Debunks the Myth About the Polish Air Force Getting Destroyed on the Ground in the First Two Days of the 1939 War: The Luftwaffe War Diaries: The German Air Force in World War II (Reprint) Polish Pilots Play a Major Role in Saving Britain from the Germans: A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron: Forgotten Heroes of World War II Polish Mathematicians Break the "Invincible" German Nazi ENIGMA Code: Enigma: How the Poles Broke the Nazi Code (Polish Histories) Polish Forces Take Monte Cassino: Monte Cassino: The Hardest Fought Battle of World War II In fact, Polish Forces Fought on All the Fronts in WWII, Usually With Little or No Recognition: No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II (General Military) The Unrecognized Scale of Polish Guerrilla Warfare: Wolyn Aflame Outstanding Film on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944: Kanal The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 Described by Its Leader: Secret Army Nazi-German Genocide of Poles: Forgotten Holocaust A Book Nominated for an Award, later Revoked and Then "Re-Instated", for "Objectionably" Juxtaposing the Sufferings of Polish and Jewish Children During the German Nazi Occupation of Poland: Did the Children Cry: Hitler's War Against Jewish and Polish Children, 1939-45 Polish Diarist Records Mass Murders of Poles and Jews at Ponary (near Wilno, Vilnius): Ponary Diary, 1941-1943: A Bystanderís Account of a Mass Murder A Polish Diary from the Zamosc Area, Misrepresented by Jan T. Gross, That Focuses on Polish Conduct During the German Occupation: Diary from the Years of Occupation 1939-44 GENERALPLAN OST: Long-Term Nazi Genocidal Plans for the Poles and Other Slavic Peoples: Odilo Globocnik, Hitler's Man in the East The Deportations of Poles into the USSR: When God Looked the Other Way: An Odyssey of War, Exile, and Redemption Outstanding Film on the Katyn Massacre: Katyn Outstanding Up-to-Date Book on the Katyn Massacre: Katyn: A Crime Without Punishment (Annals of Communism Series) The Ukrainian Fascist-Separatist (OUN-UPA, or UIA) Genocide of Poles: Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn: Recollections of the Ukrainian Nationalist Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against the Poles During World War II An Interesting Jewish View of pre-WWII Polish-Jewish Relations: The Jewish war front A Refreshingly-Different Jewish Memoir That Describes Attempts to Survive the Holocaust in German-Occupied Poland: Private War: Surviving in Poland on False Papers, 1941-1945 An Unusual Jewish View of Current Polish-Jewish Relations: Sparks Amidst the Ashes: The Spiritual Legacy of Polish Jewry Examining Various Misconceptions About Poland: In defence of my country A Fascinating Study, by a Jewish Researcher, of General Wladyslaw Anders and His "anti-Semitic" Army: General Anders and the Soldiers of the Second Polish Corps Was Father (Now Saint) Maksimilian Kolbe an anti-Semite? See: Mary's Knight: The Mission and Martyrdom of Saint Maksymilian Maria Kolbe Educational video on ZEGOTA, the only organized aid to Jews of its kind in all of German-occupied Europe: Zegota: Council for Aid to Jews in Occupied Poland (1942-1945) (VIDEO/VHS) Details of Polish Aid to Fugitive Jews in WWII: The Samaritans: Heroes of the Holocaust Addresses Misconceptions About Polish Aid to Fugitive Jews, and Lack of It: He Who Saves One Life Thousands of Poles are honored at Yad Vashem for aiding Jews. Countless thousands have never been honored. But did you also know that thousands of Poles were murdered by the Germans for aiding Jews? Read: Martyrs of Charity Polish Jew Debunks 1970's HOLOCAUST Series: Our Answer to T.V.'s Holocaust, an anti-Polish Show: A Proud Polish-Jew Tells it Like it Is A Refreshingly-Objective View of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (1943) and the Poles' Involvement in It: Two Flags: Return to the Warsaw Ghetto Systematic Polish Collaborators? The Truth About the POLICJA GRANATOWA (Polish Blue Police): Pogrobowcy kleski: Rzecz o policji "granatowej" w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie, 1939-1945 (Polish Edition) Did the Polish Underground Army (Armia Krajowa: AK, or A.K.) Systematically Kill Fugitive Jews? See: Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939-1947 THE BLACK BIRD-MONSTROSITY Debunks the Falsehoods of Jerzy Kosinski's widely-read PAINTED BIRD: Czarny ptasior (Polish Edition) What Actually Happened During the Kielce Pogrom? Read: Kielce - July 4, 1946 - Background, Context and Events - A Collective Work Outstanding, Broad-Based Historical Analysis of the Jedwabne Massacre: The Massacre in Jedwabne, July 10, 1941: Before, During, After The 100 Falsehoods of Jan T. Gross: Sto Klamstw J.T. Grossa o Jedwabnem i Zydowskich Sasiadach (Polish Edition) Jewish Author Affirms Primary German Guilt for Jedwabne: Deliverance: The Diary of Michael Maik, a True Story. Follow the link within the Peczkis review to another Jewish author who affirms the same. A Counter-Jedwabne? Israeli Historian Acknowledges the Jewish Atrocity Against the Poles of Koniuchy: The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C) A Much More Comprehensive, and Objective, Book on the Fate of Jews in Post-WWII Poland than Jan T. Gross' FEAR: After the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Conflict in the Wake of World War II (East European Monograph) A Relatively Objective Description of the Auschwitz Carmelite Convent Controversy: The Convent at Auschwitz A Very High-Level Polish Officer Exposes Soviet Secrets in an Intelligence Thriller: A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country Letting Polish Statesman Roman Dmowski Define Himself, Instead of Having His Detractors Define Him: Polityka polska i odbudowanie panstwa (Polish Edition) Want to Go Deeper? Change the white-box search to "Listmania". Then Copy and Paste-In One of the Listmania Titles below. These are, for your convenience, grouped according to the following subject areas: I. Poland and Poles in World Culture: Listmania Titles II. Famous Poles: Listmania Titles III. Poland's Judaica and Polish-Jewish Relations: Listmania Titles IV. Polish-German Relations: Listmania Titles V. Polish-Russian & Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Listmania Titles I. Poland in World Culture: Listmania Titles Polish Cooking, Polonia, and Polish-American Culture Polskie Kino i Ksiazki: Angielskojezyczny Recenzji. Reviews of Polish Culture Wars against Poland: Postwar History and Before Politically Incorrect, Controversial, Banned, Censored Polish Authors Exposing Polonophobia (anti-Polish Bias), as in Holocaust Materials Books on Poland and Poles Before WWII--Mostly Non-Polish Authors Polish National Growth/Resistance in Partitioned Poland (1795-1918) The Polish Peasant, Polish Peasantry, and Peasant Development Historian Marek Jan Chodakiewicz and His Scholarly Works II. Famous Poles: Listmania Titles Pope John Paul II the Traveler, and Pope John Paul II the Victim Jozef (Joseph) Pilsudski: "Founder" and Statesman of Poland Understanding Polish Statesman Roman Dmowski and His National Movement English-Language Books by Adam Michnik (vel Aaron Schechter) III. Poland's Judaica and Polish-Jewish Relations: Listmania Titles Jewish Culture, Jewish History, Jewish Life, Jewish Religion Jews and Judaism in Tsarist Russia Jews and Judaism in Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) Judeopolonia: Fact, Myth, or In-Between? Jewish Freethought in Pre-WWII Poland--Based on Jewish Sources Pre-WWII Polish Jews Experiencing Little or No Anti-Semitism Jewish Political Parties and Politics in Pre-WWII Poland Polish Jewish Relations: Julian-Tuwim and the Skamander Poets Looting, Grave Robbery, Property Restitution--Not Only Poles From Jews Jewish Landmarks in Post-WWII and Contemporary Poland Holocaust (Shoah) Misconceptions Corrected Diaries from the Jewish Ghettos in German-Occupied Poland in WWII Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Myths Vs. Facts Polish Pogroms [series of Peczkis Listmania]. Righteous Among Nations: Polish Rescuers of Jews.........Betrayers Too The WWII Rescue of Danish Jews in Fact and in Myth The Treblinka Holocaust Death Camp in German-Occupied Poland Auschwitz (Oswiecim), Kolbe, & Auschwitz Carmelite Convent Controversy Trial of Adolf Eichmann; Hannah Arendt, and the Judenrat Controversy IV. Polish-German Relations: Listmania Titles Third Reich Fuhrer: Hitler's Words; Hitler's Books; Hitler's Speeches Nazis (sans Hitler): Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Keitel, Globocnik... Military History: 1939 Nazi Blitzkrieg Myths, Lies, and Misconceptions The Battle of Britain (1940). Did Polish Airmen Save England? Forgotten Holocaust: Nazi Genocide of Poles--the Untold Story Nazi German Genocide of Poles and Other Slavs Guerrilla Warfare--the Untold Story of WWII (Polska Partyzantka) The Forgotten Warsaw Uprising (Poles Against Germans) in 1944 Real Spy Thrillers: Polish Espionage Breakthroughs: WWII and Cold War German Revanchism, Incl. Myth of 2 Million German Expellee Dead V. Polish-Russian & Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Listmania Titles The Kresy in History: Lwow (Lviv, Lvov), Wilno (Vilnius, Vilna), etc. The Eighteenth Decisive Battle of the World: 1920 Polish-Soviet War The Katyn Massacre, the Gulag (Gulags), and Communist Genocide Gulag (Gulags) Poles; Polish General Anders; Battle of Monte Cassino Soviet Puppet State Over Poland Ukrainian Fascism (OUN-UPA): Genocide of Jews and Poles (1941-1947) . . .
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