Polish Worker Executed for Intervening with Nazi Who Flogged a Jew
Menu JTA Search

Polish Worker Executed for Intervening with Nazi Who Flogged a Jew

Download PDF for this date

A Polish worker in a Nazi slave-labor gang paid with his life for trying to emulate Moses by intervening with a Nazi overseer who unmercifully flogged a Polish Jew working in the gang, it was reported here today from Poland.

The Pole was incensed because the Nazi continued to flog his victim after he had fallen to the ground, bleeding. “Why do you beat this man?” the Pole shouted at the overseer. He was immediately executed on charges of interfering with a German official doing his duty.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund