This Day in Jewish History 1943: A Polish Suicide to Protest Allied Indifference to the Jews' Fate

Shmuel Zygielbojm gave up his own life as a symbol of frustration at the Allies' inaction in the face of the slaughter of the Jews.

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On May 12, 1943, Shmuel Zygielbojm, one of two Jewish members of the Polish government in exile in London, killed himself, in despair and in protest of the...