The National Military Organization, the National Armed Forces and the Jews near Kraśnik: A Picture Corrected Cover Image
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The National Military Organization, the National Armed Forces and the Jews near Kraśnik: A Picture Corrected
The National Military Organization, the National Armed Forces and the Jews near Kraśnik: A Picture Corrected

Author(s): Dariusz Libionka
Subject(s): History
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: NSZ; killings of Jews; labor camp in Lipowa Street in Lublin

Summary/Abstract: The text attempts to reconstruct the circumstances of the death of a few dozen escapees – Polish Army soldiers in September 1939 of Jewish origin – from the camp in Lipowa Street in Lublin at the end of 1942. The case has been the subject of heated discussion among historians, who, informed by political considerations, have blamed different Polish underground groups. The present reconstruction is based mostly on materials of post-war investigations and trials of the persons connected with the nationalist underground in the Kraśnik district. Even though those trials were partly political (hence, the sources required particular criticism), it was possible to establish that the perpetrators were from a detachment of the National Military Organization-National Army Narodowa Organizacja Wojskowa-Armia Narodowa, NOW-AN) set up near Kraśnik, which was then incorporated into the National Armed Forces (Narodowe Siły Zbrojne, NSZ). The author also takes up the issue of the general attitude of the NSZ in that area toward hiding Jews.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 79-121
  • Page Count: 43
  • Language: English