"Dedicated to the memory of the Unknown Jewish soldier in the Polish Armies who fell while fighting Nazi Germany". BenjaminMeirtchak.

WE REMEMBER THE FIGHTERS!

JEWISH MILITARY CASUALTIES IN THE POLISH ARMIES IN WORLD WAR II

By BENJAMIN MEIRTCHAK


Benjamin Meirtchak as a Polish Officer WWII


BACKGROUND
AUTHORS INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH EDITION VOLUME I

Approximately 1.5 million Jewish officers and soldiers in the ranks of the Allied regular armies, in Underground national resistance movements, and in Partisan units participated in all theatres of the war fighting the Nazi Foe and Axis Powers. They fought bravely, proved their heroism, showed courage and dedication in their struggle. Their valor made a significant and impressive contribution to the ultimate victory of the Allied Forces in World War II.

Nearly 200.000 Polish Jews fought against Nazi Germany in the ranks of the Polish Armies on Polish soil and in Exile. They defended Poland in September 1939 against the German aggression. They fought in the Polish Armies in exile; in the 1940 defense of France, in the Middle East, in North Africa and in Italy. While serving in the Polish Tank Corps, Air Force and Navy they participated, together with the RAF and British Royal Navy, in the Normandy Landings. The Polish Forces, along with The Red Army, took part in the great offensive, eventually liberating Poland and conquering Germany.

In addition, many Polish Jews fought as part of the Polish, Russian, and French Underground movements. They were also a part of the Palestine Jewish Brigade. Polish Jews fought in the French Army, in the Red Army, and in the British Forces.

Despite the tremendous Jewish military contribution to the Polish war efforts, the official Polish historical bibliography of W.W.II ignores this Jewish phenomena.

The purpose of this book is to rectify this historical injustice and to commemorate the Jewish Fighters in the struggle against Nazi Germany.


EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK

FORWARD by Dr. Shmuel Krakowski (Volume I)

FORWARD by Sir Martin Gilbert (Volume II)

Benjamin Meirtchak: JEWISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMAN CAPTIVITY - A CONCISE REVIEW (Volume III)

ANNEX: Jewish Military Casualties In The Polish Resistance Movement In France (Volume IV)

THE LIST - MILITARY CASUALTIES (Volume V - Supplement)


PHOTOS (Volume V - Supplement)

MILITARY CEM. MOUNT HERZL JERUSALEM
The Monument is dedicated to the memory of Polish Jewish soldiers who fell in action in World War II in the ranks of the Polish Armies (Gen. View)

 

WARSAW: JEWISH CEMETERY - OKOPOWA STR.
Mil Quarter
Unknown Soldier Memorial

 


PRO MEMORIA
Military Cem. Mount Herzl Jerusalem

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POWAZKI MILITARY CEMETERY - WARSAW
COMMON GRAVES - SEPTEMBER 1939 CAMPAIGN

Pte. Lancman Abram

Pte. Sztyft Abram

Pte. Rynek szaja

Pte. Grynbaum Gitel

Pte. Fajner Jcek

Pte. Szafir Mojzesz

Pte. Lajzerowicz Mordka

Pte. Tatarzyn Eliasz

Pte. Goldman Mordka

 

 

Pte. Lewkowicz Chaim

 

POWAZKI MIL. CEM. - WARSAW
Common Grave
pte. Lejb Kichel
buried with Polish falles soldiers

 

POWAZKI MIL. CEM. - WARSAW
COMMON GRAVE - SEPTEMBER 1939 CAMPAIGN
pte. Appelbaum Affer
pte. Bijer Abram
pte. Bekierunc Izaak
pte. Zylberg Jozef

 

POWAZKI MIL. CEM. - WARSAW
Grave of:
corp. Fajngold Leon. I inf. Div.

POLISH MIL CEM. - BOLOGNA ITALY
JEWISH QUARTER

 

POLISH MIL CEM. - BOLOGNA ITALY
Graves of:
corp. Sper Josef
pte Sztejnbok Jakob

 

B.M.C. RAMLE ISRAEL
Grave of Uhlan Goldfinger Jerzy

 

PRO MEMORIA
Military Cem. Mount Herzl Jerusalem


Copyright (C) Benjamin Meirtchak Tel Aviv
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The Book may be purchased for USD$ USD$ 40.- each volume, (including airmail postage and taxes) ordering from:
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Price of the whole 5 volumes series is USD 150.-
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