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Rumanian Jew Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment for Betraying Jewish Deportees

Jacob Windisch of Siret, Bukovina, was sentenced today to five years’ imprisonment by a Bucharest court on a charge that he misused his authority while secretary of the Judenrat of the city of Obodova, which was established during the Rumanian occupation of Transnistria in 1942-1944.

A number of witnesses testified that Windisch sold relief supplies sent to the deported Jews in the Obodova ghetto on the black market and pocketed the proceeds. Mindisch was also found guilty of accepting bribes from wealthy Jewish deportees whom in saved from transfer to slave labor camps in the Nazi-occupied part of the Ukraine. ##or every rich man who bribed Windisch, a poor man was put on the list, the court was told.