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The Holocaust: Poles: The Forgotten Victims Mary  Bernard Shay

The Holocaust: Poles: The Forgotten Victims

Mary Bernard Shay

Published March 31st 2005
ISBN : 9781413763034
Paperback
80 pages
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The Holocaust: Poles: The Forgotten Victims is a historical fiction novel about the atrocities Polish Jews and Polish non-Jews suffered under Hitlers reign of terror between 1939 and 1945. The novel also encompasses the Liberation and the NurembergMoreThe Holocaust: Poles: The Forgotten Victims is a historical fiction novel about the atrocities Polish Jews and Polish non-Jews suffered under Hitlers reign of terror between 1939 and 1945. The novel also encompasses the Liberation and the Nuremberg Trials. Josef Kasek is a young man growing up during Hitlers rise to power. Early on, Josef is fascinated by the speeches of the young orator named Adolf Hitler. During Hitlers rise to power, and his plans to create a master race, Josef realizes the evilness and lunacy of this man. He becomes involved as a revolutionary and works to sabotage Germanys efforts to take over Poland and other Slavic countries. Later, he helps his Polish-Jewish friends try to survive in the Warsaw Ghetto. He sees his friends rounded up daily for their trip to the camps. Eventually Josef and his family are arrested, and they become separated after getting into the wrong lines at the railway yard while boarding the trains to the concentration camps. Josef survives the camps, but his family does not. He attends the Nuermberg Trials as a part of the gallery to try to find justice and closure for himself and his family.