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„To było między pierwszą a drugą”. Zabójstwo Róży Berger podczas pogromu w Krakowie 11 sierpnia 1945 r.
"It was between the first and second." The assassination of Róża Berger during the pogrom in Krakow on August 11, 1945.

Author(s): Łukasz Krzyżanowski
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Krakow pogrom; Róża Berger; MO functionaries; Citizens’ Militia (Milicja Obywatelska); anti-Jewish violence;

Summary/Abstract: Róża Berger is the only confirmed casualty of the Krakow pogrom, which took place on 11 August 1945. The woman died in her own apartment at Wolnica Street 4. The press did report on her death, but the exact circumstances of the crime remain unknown. New light on those events has been shed by a folder containing files of the investigation launched in August 1945 against Citizens’ Militia officer from MO Station II in Krakow. These documents not only provide detailed information about the circumstances of Róża Berger’s death, but also make it possible to reconstruct the atmosphere of the pogrom conducted in the vicinity of the building where the murder was committed. Supplemented with information from archival files, the documentation discovered also makes it possible to paint a group portrait of MO policemen from a station located 80 kilometers from the crime scene.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 409-445
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: Polish