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Warsaw 1944 : Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising, Alexandra Richie

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Warsaw 1944 : Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising
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Warsaw 1944
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Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising
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Alexandra Richie
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eng
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In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction by deporting its remaining residents. A sophisticated and cosmopolitan community a thousand years old was facing its final days--and then opportunity struck. As Soviet soldiers turned back the Nazi invasion of Russia and began pressing west, the underground Polish Home Army decided to act. Taking advantage of German disarray and seeking to forestall the absorption of their country into the Soviet empire, they chose to liberate the city of Warsaw for themselves. " Warsaw 1944" tells the story of this brave, and errant calculation. For more than sixty days, the Polish fighters took over large parts of the city and held off the SS's most brutal forces. But in the end, their efforts were doomed. Scorned by Stalin and unable to win significant support from the Western Allies, the Polish Home Army was left to face the full fury of Hitler, Himmler, and the SS. The crackdown that followed was among the most brutal episodes of history's most brutal war, and the celebrated historian Alexandra Richie depicts this tragedy in riveting detail. Using a rich trove of primary sources, Richie relates the terrible experiences of individuals who fought in the uprising and perished in it. Her clear-eyed narrative reveals the fraught choices and complex legacy of some of World War II's most unsung heroes
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Title
Warsaw 1944
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In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction by deporting its remaining residents. A sophisticated and cosmopolitan community a thousand years old was facing its final days--and then opportunity struck. As Soviet soldiers turned back the Nazi invasion of Russia and began pressing west, the underground Polish Home Army decided to act. Taking advantage of German disarray and seeking to forestall the absorption of their country into the Soviet empire, they chose to liberate the city of Warsaw for themselves. " Warsaw 1944" tells the story of this brave, and errant calculation. For more than sixty days, the Polish fighters took over large parts of the city and held off the SS's most brutal forces. But in the end, their efforts were doomed. Scorned by Stalin and unable to win significant support from the Western Allies, the Polish Home Army was left to face the full fury of Hitler, Himmler, and the SS. The crackdown that followed was among the most brutal episodes of history's most brutal war, and the celebrated historian Alexandra Richie depicts this tragedy in riveting detail. Using a rich trove of primary sources, Richie relates the terrible experiences of individuals who fought in the uprising and perished in it. Her clear-eyed narrative reveals the fraught choices and complex legacy of some of World War II's most unsung heroes
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JAI
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  • 940.53
  • 940.53438 R531 2013
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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D765.2.W3
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R53 2013
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non fiction
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Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising
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Alexandra Richie
Warsaw 1944 : Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising, Alexandra Richie
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Warsaw 1944 : Hitler, Himmler, and the Warsaw uprising, Alexandra Richie
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-715) and index
Contents
Byelorussian prelude -- To the very gates of Warsaw -- Ostpolitik -- Reistance -- The uprising begins -- 'Himmler has won' -- The massacre in Wola -- The fate of Ochota -- 'Mountains of corpses' -- Hitler's war against the old town -- The Allies, Hitler, and the Battle for Czerniakï¿1⁄2ow -- The end game
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24 cm.
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
738 pages, 24 un-numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374286552
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(hardback)
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illustrations, maps

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