Poland Under Nazi Rule 1939-1941: A Report by Thaddeus Chylinski, American Vice Consul in Warsaw
Donna Gawell, contributor
In 1941, Thaddeus Chylinski, the American vice-consul in Warsaw wrote a report for the CIA when he returned to the USA as the country officially entered WWII. This recently declassified report describes the impact of the German invasion on Poland. His writing gave the Allies perhaps the most accurate report of the devastation and the work of the Gestapo and SS. He also describes the condition of all the classes of people the situation of the minorities (Jews, Russians, Americans, gypsies, etc. and the beginnings of the notorious concentration camps.