Ignacy Schwarzbart

Ignacy Izaak Schwarzbart[1] (13 November 1888 in Chrzanów – 26 April 1961 in New York City) was a prominent Polish Zionist,[2] and one of two Jewish representatives on the Polish National Council of the Polish Government-in-Exile during the Second World War, along with Szmul Zygielbojm.[3]

Ignacy Schwarzbart

Schwarzbart and Zygielbojm played key roles in highlighting reports of Nazi atrocities against Jews in occupied Poland.[4] In 1942 Schwarzbart held a press conference in London alleging that 1 million Jewish people had already been killed. The figures were reported in the media but were treated sceptically by both the British and by some other Polish politicians.[5]


  1. ^ Schwarzbart, Ignacy Isaac, Yad Vashem
  2. ^ Listing of the record groups in the Yad Vashem Archives, record group M2. See the site of Yad Vashem.
  3. ^ The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939–1945, Cambridge University Press, Joshua D. Zimmerman, page 44
  4. ^ "Marvin Kalb -- The Journalism of the Holocaust". 2013-01-26. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  5. ^ "Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew". The Holocaust History - A People's and Survivor History - Remember.org.