Hans Frank’s Diary by Stanislaw Piotrowski. 1961.
Reviewer: Mr. Jan Peczkis / My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Top SS Man Schöngarth: Virtually No Polish Collaboration! Why the Polokaust Did Not Exterminate All Poles: Need For Forced Laborers. Nazi German Candor on Polish Suffering Exceeds Jewish Recognition of the Same: For Shame
Stanislaw Piotrowski, the only Polish delegate at the Nuremberg Trials (p. 6), gives the reader an introduction to Hans Frank. This Butcher rationalized the killings of Jews and Poles by comparing their deaths with those of Germans on the battlefield. (p. 56, 249, 277).
NO POLISH QUISLING BECAUSE THE GERMANS NEVER WANTED ONE. WRONG!
Some recent authors insinuate that there was no Polish Quisling because the
Germans never sought one. We hear of some kind of mystical “Polish complicity in the Holocaust.” These egregious falsehoods are exploded by none other than SS Oberfuhrer Dr. Schöngarth: „There is not a single Pole who would now come forward and really work for the Government.” (p. 142). Moreover, the Germans failed to secure appreciable Polish collaboration in even lesser matters! Piotrowski comments: „The attitude of broad sections of Polish society was so hostile to the Nazi invaders, that they also failed in their attempt in 1944 to form an `Antibolshevik League’. Nor were Frank and his subordinates successful in their attempt to persuade the members of the Main Welfare Council, called in German the `Main Polish Board’ (Polnischer Hauptausschuss) publicly and openly to adopt a pro-Nazi position in their charitable work.” (p. 143).
“POLES IGNORED JEWISH DEATHS OR MIXED THEM WITH POLISH DEATHS”–BALONEY
This book is telling in another way. It prominently features the destruction of the Jews, and is yet another refutation of the silly myth that, until fairly recent times, Polish authors didn’t differentiate between the martyrdoms of Polish Jews and Polish gentiles.
BELITTLING THE POLOKAUST: A CORRECTIVE
Many Holocaust materials create the impression that Poles lived quasi-normal lives. Instead, the severe privations faced by Poles help the reader understand why Poles didn’t always aid Jews, and why Poles sometimes betrayed or killed fugitive Jews who were suspected of, or known to be, stealing from Poles.
The Nazis practiced extensive cultural genocide against the Poles, and eventually murdered 3 million Polish gentiles [more recent figures suggest over 4 million], including much of the intelligentsia. Yet, contrary to the premise that the Germans were merely trying to stamp out Polish resistance, German officials admitted that Polish resistance was not limited to any identifiable subgroup (p. 59, 142), and that the „intelligentsia’ was broadly defined. (p. 299).
In addition to the foregoing, the Germans employed various „passive”-genocidal techniques against the Polish population as a whole, as also elaborated by Rafal Lemkin, the Polish Jew who coined the term genocide. Frank described German-ruled Poland as a concentration camp (p. 95). Well put! The millions of Poles sent to the Reich were not there solely for labor, but also for the purpose of reducing the Poles’ overall fertility. (p. 68, 154). The confiscation of Polish feed stuffs in the General Government was extreme (p. 272), so much so that the Polish population faced near-famine conditions (p. 93, 97-100, 109), leading to epidemics (p. 100, 252). This German policy, reminiscent of the initial „passive” destruction of Jews through enforced starvation and disease in the ghettos, was ameliorated only in the face of declining Polish productivity (p. 280), and the danger of massive unrest. (pp. 106-107, 281).
NAZI GERMAN OFFICIAL HAS A BETTER GRASP OF POLISH SUFFERING THAN DO FAR TOO MANY JEWS TODAY. FOR SHAME.
SS Oberfuhrer Dr. Schöngarth (Schongarth, Schoengarth) concluded: „No people has ever before had to suffer such oppression as that being suffered by the Polish people…” (p. 283).
JEWS REMIND US THAT 90% OF POLAND’S JEWISH POPULATION WAS EXTERMINATED, AGAINST ONLY 10% OF POLES. WHY “ONLY” 10?
According to Frank, the complete extermination of Poles was stayed by the Reich’s need for workers (p. 115), yet this could change: „Once we have won the war, then, for all I care, mincemeat can be made of the Poles and Ukrainians and all the others who run around–come what may…” (p. 297).
THE “SILENCE” OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE FACE OF THE JEWS’ HOLOCAUST
Accusations are often leveled nowadays, by self-appointed moralists and Judeocentrists, against the Catholic Church, for being complicit with, or at least indifferent to, the Nazis’ extermination of the Jews. Ironic to this, both Hitler and Frank believed that the Church and the Jews were in cahoots against Germany–and had been so for decades! (p. 140, 330). Frank repeatedly accused the Polish Church of fostering anti-German sentiment (p. 137-140), for which he threatened dire consequences. (p. 216, 223). Obviously, the Polish Church was in no position to condemn the slaughter of Jews, nor the alleged Polish complicity in it!