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„Niemcy zabili nam Żydów, więc wyrzucamy”. Sprawa Edwarda Toniakiewicza
“The Germans Have Killed Our Jews, So We’re Throwing Out”. The Case of Edward Toniakiewicz

Author(s): Barbara Engelking
Subject(s): History
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: murders of Jews; hiding of bodies; Polish blue police; August decree; court trials; Edward Toniakiewicz

Summary/Abstract: The author is trying to find out how corpses of murdered Jews were hidden in towns during the occupation. She uses the example of the case of Edward Toniakiewicz and three Jews he was hiding in his cellar and whom he then murdered. Afterwards the murderer tried to dump their bodies into a nearby pond. His crime came to light thanks to his neighbour’s curiosity. The investigation was conducted by the Polish blue police, while after the war the documentation was used during Toniakiewicz’s trial. This informative text allows the reader to acquaint himself with various aspects of the fate of Jews hiding on the “Aryan side.”

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 626-643
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish