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|Brief Description||Shmuel - Oswald Rufeisen: a German report on his escape from detention after having warned the Jews of the Mir ghetto of an impending Aktion||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||07018R"M||Similar Items|
|Donor||Rufeisen Arie & Hela||Similar Items|
|File name||Rufeisen Shmuel Oswald - Report on his escape||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||01/11/1941||Similar Items|
|To Date||20/08/1942||Similar Items|
|Date of event||20/08/1942||Similar Items|
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A report dated Aug. 20, 1942, written by Hein (full name unknown), German chief of police in the city of Mir, Poland, about the escape from detention of Shmuel - Oswald Rufeisen, his personal interpreter, who had been incarcerated after having warned the ghetto's Jews of an impending Aktion (roundup).
In this report, addressed to the police authorities in Baranowicze, Hein notes that on Aug. 12, 1942, he went to the forest for an hour and a half to take care of the killing pits. Upon his return he was told that Rufeisen had taken advantage of Hein's absence and escaped, taking with him a weapon. The author of the report mentions that during the Aktion (roundup) 560 Jews were shot while a hundred managed to escape.
Note: Later Rufeisen is mentioned as "Brother Daniel".
German (Print), Two pages.