The International Campaign for Real History

Posted Monday, January 3, 2005

[] Index to the Traditional Enemies of Free Speech
[] Alphabetical index (text)

Quick navigation

 Solomon Morel, faces charges of crimes against humanity in relation to more than 1,500 inmates at a camp in southern Poland.

Monday, January 3, 2005

Elderly Jewish man accused of postwar revenge rampage

By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem and Michael Leidig in Vienna

POLAND is demanding the extradition from Israel of an elderly Jewish man accused of the deaths of hundreds of Germans in a postwar detention camp.

Solomon Morel, 86, faces charges of crimes against humanity in relation to more than 1,500 inmates at a camp in southern Poland, many of whom perished in "barbaric" circumstances.

The investigation is the first in Poland into a Jew accused of retaliating against the Germans, and poses potentially awkward questions for Israel about its attitude towards those allegedly involved in revenge killings. Israeli officials turned down a previous extradition request six years ago.

Morel, who fled to Israel from Poland in 1994 and lives in hiding in Tel Aviv, was held in Auschwitz as a young man. More than 30 members of his family were killed by the Nazis.

In November 1945, after the Soviet occupation of Poland began, he was one of many Jews appointed by Stalin to supervise the brutal denazification camps, where up to 80,000 ethnic Germans are believed to have died as a result of torture, starvation and typhus. Stalin picked Jews as camp commandants knowing they would show little mercy to the inmates.

According to John Sack, (right, a guest speaker at Real History, Cincinnati) the late author of An Eye for An Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945, Morel made his desire for revenge clear from the day the camp at Swietochlowice opened.

In a television interview before his death last year, Sack said:

"On the first night at Swietochlowice, when the first contingent of Germans arrived, at about 10 o'clock at night he walked into one of the barracks and he said to the Germans, 'My name is Morel. I am a Jew. My mother and father, my family, I think they're all dead, and I swore that if I got out alive, I was going to get back at you Nazis. And now you're going to pay for what you did.' "

In his book, Sack, himself a Jew, describes in detail the alleged atrocities committed at the camp: "The guards put the Germans into a doghouse, beating them if they didn't say 'bow-wow'. They got the Germans to beat each other; to jump on each other's spines and to punch each other's noses, and hit the Germans so hard that they once knocked a German's glass eye out."

Guards also raped German women and trained dogs to bite off German men's genitals on command, Sack said.

The Israeli Justice Ministry said it was "in the process of examining" the extradition request.


. . . on this website
Adolf Hitler predicted in Mein Kampf that Jews would use a future "Israel" to be safe from extradition for their crimes
Obituary of John Sack
CBS News Nov 24, 1993 on Killer Morel
Sept 1998: Latest News about the Polish Mass Murderer Salomon Morel
Dec 1998: Israel refuses to hand over mass mureder to Poland
Jan 1999: Israel protects concentration camp boss
Jan 1999: Poland blames Jews for the crimes of Communism
Letter: Saloman Morel's cousin pleads that the Polish camp commandant was young at the time of his alleged offences against humanity

The above item is reproduced without editing other than typographical

 Register your name and address to go on the Mailing List to receive

David Irving's ACTION REPORT

or to hear when and where he will next speak near you

© Focal Point 2004 F Irving write to David Irving