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Text only wanted poster listing people sentenced to death for crimes against the German government in occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.299.1

Warning announcement issued in Zakapone, Poland, on October 31, 1943, by the Chief of SS and Police in the Krakow District. The poster announces that the 27 listed persons have been charged with various crimes committed against the German government in Poland and sentenced to death. Persons 1-6 for participation in the roving bands, person 7 for illegal weapons possession, persons 8-9 and 11-27 for illegal activities, and person 10 for participation in a terrorist group. Although the sentence has been carried out on the first five people, the remaining people may be pardoned if no further acts of violence occur. If any of the above acts are committed within three months, and the individual cannot be found, the sentence will be carried out on 10 of the individuals listed. The non-German population is asked to participate in the capture of any perpetrators, to prevent the sentence being carried out on the persons listed to be pardoned. Kazimierz Wilk is listed as number 27. Wilk, age 27, a civil engineer in the Dept. of Transportation, was arrested on October 27, 1943, for his refusal to sign the Goralen-Volk list, which would classify him as an ethnic German. He had refused to sign because, as a Pole, he felt that would be unpatriotic. He was imprisoned in Montelupich Prison in Krakow, and was repeatedly interrogated and tortured. In July 1944, he was transferred to Gross-Rosen concentration camp; in February 1945, to Flossenbürg concentration camp, and in April 1945, to Dachau concentration camp, where he was liberated on April 29, 1945, by the 90th Division of the United States Army.

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publication/distribution:  1943 October 31
publication: Zakopane (Poland)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Janina Wilk
Record last modified: 2020-01-13 13:58:41
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