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By Tomasz Szarota, Tristan Korecki

Within the early months of the German career in the course of WWII, lots of Europe’s significant towns witnessed anti-Jewish riots, anti-Semitic incidents, or even pogroms performed via the neighborhood inhabitants. Who took half in those excesses, and what was once their perspective in the direction of the Germans? have been they guided or spontaneous? What half did the Germans play in those occasions and the way did they manage them for his or her personal gain? Delving into the resource fabric for Warsaw, Paris, The Hague, Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Kaunas, this learn is the 1st to take a comparative examine those questions. having a look heavily at occasions many want to omit, the amount describes numerous characters and their tales, revealing a few amazing similarities and telling variations, whereas elevating tantalising questions.

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64 We know that Professor Cybichowski contacted him, asking him to intervene for the release of Bolesław Piasecki, who was detained at 61 C. Madajczyk, Generalna Gubernia w planach hitlerowskich, Warsaw 1961, p. 31 (footnote 96. ” 62 The pamphlet (see footnote 36) was reedited as Tragedia ks. Trzeciaka. Ks. Pudra sprawy – część druga. Both editions comprised a photograph of the Rev. S. Trzeciak wearing numerous distinctions, captioned “The Rev. Prof. S. Trzeciak, PhD, the valorous prelate. ” J.

Did the occurrences that took place in the last week of March 1940 on the streets of Warsaw change the opinions, sentiments, or stance of this Catholic priest? Probably, partly yes; but not completely. ”53 Maria Szletyńska told me in a letter, based on what she had learned from Kazimierz’s mother, Jadwiga Puder, that her other son Tadeusz learned from a Gestapo officer interrogating him that the reason he had been arrested was a denunciation from the Rev. S. 54 The circumstances of Trzeciak’s death during the Warsaw Uprising on 8th August 1944 are not clear; he was probably shot dead by a German officer near an insurgent barricade.

Bedrycki, without quoting his first name, as a member of NOR, an organisation formed during the occupation to the knowledge of the Germans; see his 300 lat wspomnień, London 1997, p. 192. 51 As J. Rokicki tells us, S. Trzeciak attended conferences organised in Erfurt by the Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage; cf. op. , p. 45. In Julian Tuwim’s poem Kwiaty polskie (Warsaw 1993, p. 110) we read: “Trzeciak the priest, for his part, in Nurnberg, // Paid homage to Parteitags inimical, // Whilst at that time, the Reverend Puder // Was 44 riots could facilitate the establishment of a ghetto in Warsaw.

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