Re: Judenrats --- friend or foe? #holocaust


I am certainly no expert, but if my family history helps, here it is.
On my mother's side, a great great uncle, was part of the Judenrat in the town of Zelechow.  Thanks to David Lukowiecki who has been translating the yizkor book, I have been able to obtain pictures of him, and learn about his story.   He wasn't a very nice man, in fact, according to the stories recorded,  he was one of the most hated men in town.  It seems he was part of the judenrat and tried to get personal benefit. He did everything as he was told and thought he was better than the rest.  The last story says that the SS called him for a very special mission, and asked him to dig a mass grave.... and of course it turned out It was for him; they shot him.  Just as an added comment, his father, was one of the most generous and loved man in town....
Lia Sragovicz

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