MareGaea Activity: 29 / 2,786
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You have already answered your own questions by doubting, predictably, the versions explaining that it may have been an accident.
It just seemed a bit fast - not even a week they manage to find the guys, get a confession out of them, judge and trial them and finally execute them. Considering that he was a hero, one would say his murder got high exposure in those days. Can you pls be less touchy and accept that this is also part of your history? Thanks.
Got a source for this?
Forgot your reading glasses? I've added a few links.
Why don't you register at AHF and we'll see what you got there among some historians.
I'm already a member, but I use it mainly as reference as tend to focus more on WW1 than on WW2 as WW1 is more interesting from a historical IR viewpoint. WW2 was, besides all the ideological nonsense, an ordinairy conquerer's war. Most of the entries there are credible, but with some I have doubts, like with this one. This is not based on any prejudice, but merely on the timescale on which it happened, according to the poster in question. See my response to darius.
You must be unfamiliar with the swiftness of communist "trials"
He bases his explanation on the Polish version of Wiki and your own words are not to trust Wiki too much and in this case, all the versions of Wiki that I can read give another explanation. Read the German version for example, there it says he was killed by a love rival.
Edit: if you read well, you would've known that I also doubt if these guys were the perpetrators at all. My questioning of the speed of things implies a doubt whether these guys were, like vetala said, used as scapegoats in order to get something done as it concerned a hero, a hero who half a year earlier led a successful uprising in a KZ. But I guess that's too subtle for you as it turns out.
They were probably used as scapegoats. The communist government used whatever excuse it could to get rid of the resistance fighters.
That might be very well the reason, but if they weren't the perpetrators, who was/were? And why? Imo, he is considered a hero for leading the uprising at Sobibor. That is actually when I came across him. I was just wondering why there could be a relatively successful uprising in Sobibor (and relatively early as well, 1943) and not in other camps. As far as I know there were only minor uprisings in other camps, most notably the one in Auschwitz Birkenau where one of the crematoria got blown up.
M-G (just one case and some are already standing on their hind legs)