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Ignacy Schwarzbart (1888–1961) was a prominent Polish Zionist,[1] 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.[2]

Schwarzbart and Zygielbojm played key roles in highlighting reports of Nazi atrocities against Jews in occupied Poland.[3] 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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Listing of the record groups in the Yad Vashem Archives, record group M2. See the site of Yad Vashem.
  2. ^ The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939–1945, Cambridge University Press, Joshua D. Zimmerman, page 44
  3. ^ http://www.ushmm.org/lectures/kalb.htm
  4. ^ http://www.remember.org/secrets/

BooksEdit

  • Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski, Nie ostatnie słowo oskarżonego, Warszawa 2003, ISBN 83-88736-32-9
  • Dariusz Stola, Nadzieja i Zagłada. Ignacy Schwarzbart - żydowski przedstawiciel w Radzie Narodowej RP (1940-1945), Warszawa 1995
  • E. Thomas Wood and Stanislaw M. Jankowski: Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust, by (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994; paperback February 1996).