Helclów Not in Warsaw

  • NO
  • Not in Warsaw
  • Helclów
  • administrative, Germans operations
  • a prison for women

  • Jews' Diaries, sygn. 302/25 Part II; Jewish Historical Institute Archives Michal Weichert 1890-1967 no title; Part II: Organisation of the German enterprises in the ghettos. Financial problems of the ZSS. Deportations from the Cracow ghetto to the death camps, the author's efforts to save ZSS members. Liquidation of the ZSS (1 December 1942). Liquidation of the Cracow ghetto, participation of the Jewish Police in pursuing hiding Jews. Information about liquidations of the ghettos in Tarnow, Rzeszow, Bochnia, Wieliczka. The author's stay in Warsaw during the great liquidation action in summer 1942. Information about liquidation of the ghettos in Radom, Czestochowa and Lublin. Living conditions in the camp in Plaszow. Resumption of ZSS under the name of the Jewish Aid Agency in General Government (Judische Unterstutzungstelle - JUS) in March 1943 and its activity until spring 1944. The diary is unfinished. The author was a theatre director, during the war he was in Warsaw and Cracow as president of the ZSS. From summer 1944 to the liberation he hid with his family. After the war he was condemned by Jewish public opinion for his activities, which helped German authorities to hide from other countries the scale of the genocide. Arrested in 1945 on charge of collaboration, acquitted and released from prison in 1946. In 1957 he left for Israel.

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