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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
August
August 7, 1942, Jewish policemen and Germans during an aktion in the Warsaw Ghetto

August 7, 1942

Jewish policemen and Germans during an aktion in the Warsaw Ghetto

Established by the Germans, the duties of the Jewish police included collecting ransom payments, personal possessions, and taxes from fellow Jews; gathering Jews for forced labor quotas, guarding the ghetto and accompanying labor crews that worked outside the ghetto. Many Jews in the ghettos considered the Jewish police to be a danger to the rest of the population. More about the Jewish police...

Yad Vashem Photo Archives 1605/1926