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Confession

Author(s): Calek Perechodnik
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, History of Judaism, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Antisemitism
Published by: Ośrodek KARTA
Keywords: ghetto; Jews; Jew; Otwock; Extermination; Holocaust; Warsaw; World War II; crime
Summary/Abstract: The original version of the testimony of Calel Perechodnik, a resident of Otwock, a Jewish policeman at the local ghetto. The book is an accusation of the German people, and, at the same time, the Polish and Jewish people. The author assumes a great portion of responsibility for the death of his wife and a two-year old daughter. He outlines the figures of Poles and Jews known to him. He ruthlessly reveals their weaknesses and vices which had led to social consent for the occurrence of such inhumane situations. The Confession was written in 1943, but its author did not live to see the liberation.

  • Page Count: 344
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish