The death camps in Poland were and are a gruesome horror, not only for the Jews but for the Poles as well. The fuehrer’s plan for Poland and the Polish people was extinction (cf. James Michener’s Poland, which The New York Times deemed as history “fruitfully and powerfully captured”). I offer one example from the book, in which Michener cites the reconstructed records of the Majdanek death camp: 360,000 prisoner deaths — 140,000 Jews, 220,000 Christians.