Military Tribunal in Lodz Sentences Two Poles to Death for Murdering Jews
Menu JTA Search

Military Tribunal in Lodz Sentences Two Poles to Death for Murdering Jews

Download PDF for this date

A military tribunal in Lodz has sentenced two Poles to death for killing three Jews in Piotrkow-Trybunalski. The names of the murdered Jews were given as Lejzor Malc, Sara Uszerowicz and Rachael Rolnik. A number of other Poles involved in the murders were sentenced to from four to ten years imprisonment.

Two Jews removed from trains between Bials-Podlaska and Miedzyrzec were freed by their kidnappers after being confined in the woods for 10 days. They reported that they were released when they produced “aryan” identity documents. At present, there are no Jews left in Biala-Podlaska nor Miedzyrzec. The last groups of Jews from these cities have been transferred to Silesia.

A delegation of the Jewish Central Committee in Warsaw called upon the executive committee of the Polish Socialist Party and complained against an anti-Zionist article which appeared in the Kurier Popularny, organ of the party in Lodz, under the signature of M. Wachowicz, a Socialist leader who, until recently, was Vice-Minister for Security. The delegation was assured that the Socialist Party is deeply interested in the fate of the Jews in Poland and that no articles will henceforth appear in any party organs which can be interpreted as anti-Jewish.

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