'Orgy of Murder': The Poles Who 'Hunted' Jews and Turned Them Over to the Nazis

More than 200,000 Jews were killed, directly or indirectly, by Poles in World War II, says historian Jan Grabowski, who studied the brutal persecution of the victims. His conclusion: There were no bystanders in the Holocaust.

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German and Polish police, Poland, 1943.
German and Polish police, Poland, 1943.Credit: Yulia Krasnodembsky, from 'Hunt for the Jews.'
Ofer Aderet
Ofer Aderet
Jan Grabowski.Credit: Courtesy
A Polish police officer checks a Jewish man's documents at the Kraków Ghetto, 1941.Credit: The Polish national archive, from 'Hunt for the Jews.'
Poland's President Andrzej Duda looks at pictures of Jews killed during the Holocaust, in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, Jan. 17, 2017. Credit: Dan Balilty, AP
The Polish Ulma family, which hid Jews during the Holocaust and was murdered by the Nazis.Credit: The Ulma Family Museum
A wall commemorating poles who saved Jews during WWII in Markowa, Poland.Credit: Ofer Aderet

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