Occupation (1939-1945)

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Occupation (1939-1945)

  • 1988 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Struggles for Poland series, Part 4) During September 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and partitioned Poland, wiping it once again off the European map. In the east, the Soviets nationalized land and industry, arresting and imprisoning any opposition. In the west, the Nazis deported hundreds of thousands of workers to German industrial cities and herded the rest of the population into a newly created central government. Examines the atrocities perpetrated on Polish citizens during the German occupation. Highlights the activities of the Polish Underground state, the creation of the Soviet-inspired communist resistance and the 280,000 members of the Home Army who led an attempted uprising against the Germans within Warsaw.
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Political Science: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, War and Peace)