IS this story True from THE Black Book ?

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IS this story True from THE Black Book ?

Post by Linkagain » 05 Jan 2022 19:55

In 1941/42 The Polish Goverment published "The Black Book" about German oppression of Poland.. one part claimed that a ethnic German who had a polish surname was killed by a Ethnic Pole with a German surname....as no surnames were mentioned obliously this story cannot be checked...but keeping in mind the fanatic German obessian with "German" Volk whose ancestors had setttled in Poland; Russia; Hungary could this have happened? Or was it just one of those stories...?

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Re: IS this story True from THE Black Book ?

Post by gebhk » 06 Jan 2022 10:12

Given the breakdown in anything resembling law and order that occurred under German occupation in Poland, I would suggest it was entirely possible. A great many scumbags used the situation to settle old scores and/or simply exercise their depravity. Ansata's threads 'War crimes trials Poland' gives many examples of such behaviour. Given the shear scale of this phenomenon, chances are that the permutation of names/ethinicity described here (and every other) did take place albeit, off course, the killings of ethnic Poles by ethnic Germans would have been far more common.

However, as you say, unless the sources of the 'Black Book' are available, the veracity of this specific story cannot be checked.
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Re: IS this story True from THE Black Book ?

Post by Linkagain » 06 Jan 2022 14:42

Thanks for a very reasonable answear :thumbsup: :milwink:

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Re: IS this story True from THE Black Book ?

Post by ewest89 » 14 Feb 2022 19:40

The Polish Government fled the country shortly after the invasion in 1939. There was only the German Occupation Government. As the war drew to a close, the German Army put up a strong defense to allow Germans living in Poland to escape the Russians.

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