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May 11, 2018

Jews in hiding were killed by the Poles during the Holocaust

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:49 pm

You can read this news article, about the Poles killing Jews who were in hiding, at

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(JTA) — According to new research done in Poland, two thirds of the local Jews who hid there from the Nazis did not survive the war, mostly because of the actions of their non-Jewish neighbors.

The figure comes from a two-volume work of 1,600 pages that historians from the Warsaw-based Center for Research on Holocaust of Jews have compiled over the past five years in nine out of Poland’s 13 regions, the Tok FM radio station reported Sunday.

Arriving amid a polarizing debate in Poland over a law that limits rhetoric on Polish complicity in the Holocaust, the study suggests Poles are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths by Jews in the Holocaust — a figure that is significantly higher than previous estimates.

The findings of the research, which were published earlier this year in a Polish-language book titled “The Fate of the Jews in Selected Regions of Occupied Poland,” pertain to the fate of more than a million Jews who went underground to avoid being killed in Operation Reinhard — Nazi Germany’s campaign of annihilation of 3.3 million Jews in occupied Poland.

The issue of Polish complicity in the Holocaust is highly controversial in Poland, where the Nazis killed three million non-Jews in addition to about four million Jews.

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The poor Jews!  They just couldn’t catch a break.


  1. I think the article is not claiming the Poles directly killed those Jews. It is most likely stating that the Poles ratted those Jews out to the Germans – who then killed those Jews.

    Comment by blake121666 — May 12, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    • You wrote: “I think the article is not claiming the Poles directly killed those Jews.”
      On my first trip to Poland, I stayed in a hotel which advertised that they had personnel who could speak Polish, German and English. The people at the hotel told me that the Polish people were killing Jews and also turning some of them over to the Germans. It was made clear to me that the Polish people hated the Jews.

      Comment by furtherglory — May 12, 2018 @ 2:53 pm

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