Re: Jews in the Polish Army #general


CharlesPottins
 

Jews also enlisted in any army that was fighting Hitler. There were
antisemitic attitudes among Polish forces abroad and sometimes serious
incidents which led to Jewish soldiers asking to transfer. However, I
don't know how general this was. It was controversial here in Britain,
possibly because Jewish community leaders did not wish to "rock the boat"
in the war, but also perhaps because of suspicion that the issue might be
exagerrated for political reasons. Former soldiers I've met have not
mentioned it, though they did bitterly resent treatment by the Russians
(who after all had a pact with Hitler when Poland was invaded.) But it
would be interesting to hear more >from those with experience.

Charles Pottins

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