A Polish river steamer captain was sentenced today to a year in prison for having refused to rescue a drowning Jew.
The Court of Appeals set aside a previous verdict by a lower court of six months for the indicted man, Captain Kostecki, who had declared that a Jew was “not worth saving.”
Another Jew rescued Chaim Seidel, the almost victim.
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