links to this post

AMSHINOV- no quarter asked,no quarter given

Think of me as perpetual Shil'shel Peh

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Pot Calling The Kettle

Allan Hall 7/11/05

An old Jewish man who took his own cold-blooded
revenge against
Germans for the
Holocaust will not be extradited back to Poland from Israel
The case of Solomon Morel, 86, is the only one in
Holocaust history where a Jew
stands accused of war crimes against Germans.

It has perplexed legal minds in both countries.
Poland says genocide is
genocide whether a Jew or a Nazi committed it, while
many Israelis
see rough justice in the 1500 German deaths for which
Mr Morel is
alleged to be responsible.

Now the Israeli Government has said that Mr Morel will
not be
sent back to stand trial in Poland under any circumstances.

Mr Morel, who came from the little Polish town of Grabowo,
claims he was an
survivor whose family was murdered by the Nazis during
World War II. A book, An Eye for an Eye, which
documents his
strange life,
claims his family was indeed liquidated, but by Poles who
with the Nazis. It also says that he was never imprisoned
by the
Germans.By 1943 he was employed peeling potatoes for
Jewish partisan
brigade before escaping to the Soviet Union, where
he trained in the
gruesome interrogation methods of the NKVD,
Stalin political police,
before returning to Poland in 1945. He was then put in
charge by the
communists of a camp containing thousands of
German prisoners
including SS men, soldiers and civilians.John Sack,
the Jewish-American author of An Eye for an Eye,
claims Mr Morel,
as commandant of Swietochlowice Camp, morphed into
the kind of monster that would have been welcomed by
the Gestapo.
Sack's book, and a score of Polish books and newspaper
said he beat, shot, starved, tortured and killed with gusto
in the camp.
"I knew Morel in the camp. He was a very brutal man,"
survivor Dorota Boriczek said. "He was young then.
He would come in at night. We could hear the cries of
the men then.
They would beat them and throw the bodies out of the

In 1989, a Polish reporter found Mr Morel living in a part
of Katowice
assigned for former uniformed functionaries of communist
In the early 1990s,
the Main Commission for the
Investigations of Crimes Against the Polish Nation
started an official investigation of Mr Morel's activities in
the Swietochlowice Camp after witness articles appeared
in the press.

In 1994, Mr Morel sought political asylum in Sweden. .
This was refused. He then successfully sought sanctuary
in Israel.

Poland tried to extradite him seven years ago on torture
Israel refused. So prosecutors began preparing a genocide
for which there is no statute of limitations.

Last week, they received a blank refusal from
Israel saying "there was no basis whatsoever" to extradite
Mr Morel.
A Polish prosecutor said
testimony from former inmates documented
Mr Morel's torture of at least 13 prisoners.

"There should be one measure for judging war criminals,
irrespective whether they are German, Israeli,
or any other nationality," the prosecutor said.
thank you brother fivel

amshinover lives in amshinov plus or minus a week


Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Counters
Free Counters
<< List
Join >>
Homer Simpson:Because sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I'm tired of making other people feel good about themselves Who Links Here
Track referers to your site with free referrer feed. More blogs about judaism.
Technorati Blog Finder