Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz
Jan T. Gross
Random House, $25.95, 320 pp.
Consult the Web site of Poland’s Consulate General in New York and you’ll find a link to a photo of the gates of Auschwitz, featuring the infamous promise, Arbeit macht frei. Beneath this the Consulate has pasted a protest: “Against ‘Polish camps.’” The Polish government does not want you to think of Auschwitz as a Polish camp. But why not? It was on Polish territory, after all.
The problem for Poland’s diplomats is that...
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