The systematic murder by Nazi Germany of over 3 million Polish Christians (mostly Roman Catholics) and the wholesale destruction of Polish cities, art, architecture, & culture during the years 1939-1945 when Poland was occupied by Germans during World War II. Killings occurred during street dragnets, in concentration camps, & slave labor camps. This genocide had its parallel in the Holocaust of the Jewish people. Many Poles died in retaliation by the Germans for harboring Jews and for any aid and assistance given them.
by Chrobry December 22, 2012