I wonder why the books sometimes never make the library catalog, or why, when they do make the catalog, they are withdrawn so quickly. Sounds pretty fishy to me. Another question is who is doing this removing?
I just checked my county library system online. When I put in "Polish World War II history," I did not come up with too many hits at all. When I put "Poland" in, I came up with 356 or 365 titles. I looked through all categories, and as far as I could tell, Polish recipe, genealogy, or language books were not included, so there are probably many more, but we are primarily concerned with World War II history and related books. At least two-thirds of the books I found were Jewish-related, and I feel that many of those books were categorized incorrectly. This is part of the problem, I feel, since many of the younger generation are grossly uninformed of history. They see that the camps were located in Poland and think that Poles are the Nazis!
Improper categorization of books and Internet sites is a very big problem today.
am very curious if the books you donated to California State University
were still there a year later. For years I have been donating and
distributing books about Polish accomplishments to schools, libraries and
private persons. I found out that many of them had been promptly withdrawn
from the shelves and computer indexes; and placed on a rack where they were
sold for one or two dollars (after I spent hundreds). This was especially
applicable to the books that presented how Poles were helping and saving
Jews under German occupation, such as The Forgotten Holocaust, Did the
Children Cry and above all The Martyrs of Charity of which I distrubuted
over 20 copies.