The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII

The story of the bitter rivalry between two Jewish agents in World War II has led one historian to speculate on the many different ways the war could have played itself out

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Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky

At the height of World War II, Samson Mikicinski, a Jewish Polish-Russian businessman, rescued top models, society women and female relatives of exiled Polish leaders from occupied Warsaw and smuggled them to Paris. During the same period, Edward Szarkiewicz, a Jew who was born in the Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, converted to Christianity and operated as a British mole working within the Polish security service. The encounter between them is the subject of a recently published book by historian Yaacov Falkov, “Between Hitler and Churchill: Two Jewish Agents and the Effort Made by British Intelligence to Prevent Secret Polish-Nazi Collusion” (Magnes Press; Hebrew).

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