for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Poland: the wild east

last thursday evening (23ed februaru), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
the wild east (4th of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)
includes contributions from …
danuta grocholska, housemaid of arthur greiser
charles bleeker kohlsaat ethnic german pole
• german soldier wilhelm moses
irma eigi baltic german resettled in poland
romuald pilaczynski ‘germanised’ pole
anna jeziorkowska deported pole
franz jagemann german army interpreter
stefan kasprzyk witness to deportations, 1940
fritz arlt senor nazi, general government
estera frenkiel of the lodz ghetto
eugen zielke, ethnic german shopkeeper, lodz

Nearly one in five Poles died during World War Two after the Nazi invasion in 1939 ushered in one of the most brutal episodes of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen.
This film destroys the myth that Poland’s Nazi leaders were acting under detailed ‘orders’ and that the country’s Nazi administration was a model of German efficiency.
Arthur Greiser and Albert Forster, the two Nazi leaders charged with Germanizing Poland, could not even agree on who should be ‘Germanized’.
… the Nazis’ reign of terror in Poland was characterised by huge population upheavals, chaos, petty squabbles and sheer bloodlust.”

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074kpz/nazis-a-warning-from-history-4-the-wild-east)

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