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Created by John Eipper on 08/01/13 4:50 AM

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Jewish Collaborators with the Nazis (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 08/01/13 4:50 am)

When commenting Nigel Jones's post of 31 July, JE wrote:

"I am particularly intrigued by the possibility that [Simon] Wiesenthal may have been a concentration-camp Kapo, although this status did not ensure one's survival in the camps. Often the Kapos were singled out for execution after they were no longer 'useful' to their overlords.

"Of relevance here may be the experience of Calel Perechodnik, a Jewish Pole who collaborated with the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto police. His book Am I a Murderer? is one of the most brutal--and brutally honest--memoirs of the Holocaust. Among other things, Perechodnik personally placed his wife and child on a train bound for Treblinka."

YouTube has an interesting documentary series about Nazi Collaborators. Episode 01 of 13 is about Chaim Rumkowski, who was definitely a collaborator and considered a traitor. He was handpicked to lead the Lodz Jewish Council to help the Nazis send his own people to the death camps. Later he volunteered along with his wife to be shipped to one of the camps. One account was that he was killed in Auschwitz by the Germans. In another version, it was his fellow Jews whom he sent over there earlier who killed him and his wife.

His Warsaw counterpart Adam Czerniaków collaborated in a similar capacity for two years, but when he realized what was happening and was asked to send children to their deaths, he committed suicide by taking a cyanide pill on July 23, 1942.

The question asked was whether collaborators like Rumkowski had any choice. Czerniaków's suicide didn't stop the deportation and slaughter, but is it possible his suicide inspired the Warsaw uprising on January 13, 1943? The uprising coincided with the resumption of the deportation after a four-month break.

See Nazi Collaborators--Episode 01 of 13--Chaim Rumkowski:


There were even German Jews who actually fought for Hitler. See: Nazi Collaborators German Jews-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX1hvGT-Oj0

I have not watched all of the Nazi collaborator series but so far, I know of no such collaborator who was not charged and tried for treason. It is only Filipino traitors and collaborators who were allowed to remain in power even after Japan, Germany and Italy were defeated. They even persecuted the genuine guerrillas who fought against the Japanese alongside the Americans.

JE comments:  Bienvenido Macario raises a very important question:  did these collaborators have any choice--beyond, of course, accepting a certain death?  Calel Perechodnik, who didn't survive the war, grapples with this question in the very title of his book:  Am I a Murderer?

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