The history of World War II continues to play a key role in the international historical discussion. Although 78 years have passed since the end of the global conflict, we can still experience its effects in political, social, demographic, and economic aspects.
Today’s Republic of Poland would have been at a completely different point in terms of civilization development, had it not been for the events that commenced on 1 September 1939. From the Polish perspective, the questions of German and Soviet terror, as well as the situation of the Jewish community in the occupied territories, are some of the most important research areas.
The publications of the IPN Publishing House are of fundamental importance in learning the history of World War II and of
the tragic fate of the Jewish people under German occupation. They display the complex and multidimensional nature of the war situation. They also point out the policy of extermination of the Polish nation implemented by the two occupiers: German and Soviet.
The Holocaust occupies a special place among the described German crimes that resulted in death, camp imprisonment, deportations, and forced slave labour of millions of citizens of the Polish Republic. According to various estimates, the Holocaust affected 2.6 to 3 million Jews who had been Polish citizens before the World War II.
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