Category: Collaborators

Jakub Lejkin

Deputy commander of Jewish Ghetto Police in Warsaw ghetto, [May to July 1942]. After the temporary arrest of the Josef Szynkman. Lejkin played a leading role in the deportation of local Jews to extermination camps and was known for his special brutality.   https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakub_Lejkin   Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1942–1943 Autorzy Emil Kerenji   Please…

Josef Szynkman

Józef Andrzej Szeryński (born Josef Szynkman] was a Jewish police-colonel in interwar Poland, inspector for the Lublin district and later – during the Second World War – a commander of the Jewish Ghetto Police in Warsaw with recommendation from Adam Czerniaków. Szeryński was arrested by the Gestapo on May 1, 1942 for smuggling furs out of the Warsaw Ghetto for personal gain. He was released on the condition of leading the deportation action to Treblinka extermination…

Stella Kubler

German Jewish woman who collaborated with the Gestapo during World War II, exposing and denouncing Berlin’s underground Jews.   Kübler was very successful at finding her former schoolmates and handing their information over to the Gestapo […] Some of Kübler’s efforts to apprehend Jews in hiding included promising them food and accommodation, meanwhile turning them over to the Nazi authorities; she also…

Moshe Merin

Installed by the Nazis as leader of the Central Office of the Jewish Council of Elders in East Upper Silesia (German: Zentrale der Jüdische Ältestenräte Ostoberschlesien), responsible for some 45 Jewish communities of approximately 100,000 Polish Jews. Within a year, he controlled dozens of Judenräte.] Merin is noted to have been very harsh in his dealings with the Jewish groups opposing occupation…

Jewish Ghetto Police

Aauxiliary police units organized within the Jewish ghettos of German-occupied Eastern Europe by local Judenrat councils under the ultimate authority of the Nazi occupiers.   The Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst were recruited from two separate groups, who could be relied upon to follow German orders. The first were Jewish lawyers, disbarred by the German occupiers, largely recruited by deputy commander Jakub Lejkin, himself later…

Abraham Gancwajch

Abraham Gancwajch

Prominent Nazi collaborator in the Warsaw Ghetto during the occupation of Poland in World War II, and a Jewish “kingpin” of the ghetto underworld […] modern research concludes unanimously that he was an informer and collaborator motivated chiefly by personal interest. Gancwajch believed that the Germans would win the war and called on the Jews of Warsaw to serve them as the…

Chaim Rumkowski

Jewish businessman appointed by Nazi Germany as the head of the Council of Elders in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto during the occupation of Poland in World War II. He accrued exponentially more power by transforming the Ghetto into an industrial base manufacturing war supplies for the Wehrmacht army in the mistaken belief that productivity was the key to Jewish survival beyond the Holocaust. The Germans liquidated the ghetto in 1944. All remaining prisoners were sent to death camps in the wake of military defeats on the Eastern Front of World War II.

Rumkowski is remembered for his speech Give Me Your Children, delivered at a time when the Germans demanded his compliance with the deportation of 20,000 children to Chełmno extermination camp. In August 1944, Rumkowski and his family joined the last transport to Auschwitz, and were murdered there on August 28, 1944 by Jewish Sonderkommando inmates who beat him to death as revenge for his role in the Holocaust. This account of his final moments is confirmed by witness testimonies of the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Rumkowski

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