Poles and other Slavs

Poles: Victims of the Nazi Eraprovides additional information about Polish victims of the Third Reich.

Five Million Forgotten by Terese Pencak Schwartz is about the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, particularly the Poles.

Joseph S. Wardzala tells his story of being kidnapped in Poland and taken to Germany as a forced laborer.

This article on the General Gouvernement describes the administration of the central part of Poland by Nazi Germany.

Julian Noga tells about his deportation to Austria as a forced laborer and his internment in a camp because of his illegal relationship with an Austrian girl.

Zygfryd Baginski, a Pole, tells his story of life in a concentration camp.


Ascherson, Neil. The Struggles for Poland(New York, 1987).

Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 2(New York, 1982).

Gross, Jan Tomasz. Polish Society under German Occupation: The Generalgouvernement, 1939-1944 (Princeton, NJ, 1979).

Hrabar, Roman et al. The Fate of Polish Children during the Last War(Warsaw, 1981).

Kieler, Wieslaw. Anus Mundi: 1,500 Days in Auschwitz-Birkenau,trans. from the German by Susanne Flatauer (New York, 1980).

Klukowski, Sygmunt, Diary from the Years of Occupation 1939-44,trans, from the Polish by George Klukowski (Urbana, IL, 1993).

Lukacs, Richard C. Out of the Inferno: Poles Remember the Holocaust,(Lexington, KY, 1989)

Bibliography source: Poles: Victims of the Nazi Era, published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Used with permission.

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