Warsaw (Sep. 23)
Count Walter Erich von Polshauzen, former commandant of the Radegoszoza concentration camp, near Lodz, has been condemned to death by a Lodz court for ordering the burning alive of 2,500 Jews.
Pelshauzen ordered the camp buildings burned to the ground after the Jews had been locked inside. The massacre occurred a few hours before a liberating Red Army column captured the camp. Prisoners who attempted to flee the flames were shot down by machine guns.
In Warsaw, a Polish baker, Waclaw Zeman, was found guilty of denouncing Jews to the Gestapo during the occupation, and was sentenced to hanging.