WW2 GENOCIDE BY JEW,
86, Jewish War Criminal
He Murdered 1,500 People in Revenge for the Holocaust
Israel Refuses to Deport
Him for Trial
Being Jewish He Has a Right to Be a War Criminal
Ironically, Israel Says American Non-Jew, John Demjanjuk, 86,
Who Was Only a Camp Guard, Must Leave the USA
Solomon Morel, 86 Year-Old Jewish Man
Murdered 1,500 Germans in Revenge for Holocaust
Israel Says It Will Never Deport Solomon Morel for Trial for Killing 1,500
Holocaust Jew accused of war crimes
By Allan Hall
July 11, 2005
An old Jewish man who took his own cold-blooded revenge against Germans
for the Holocaust will not be extradited back to Poland from Israel to
answer charges of genocide.
The case of Solomon Morel, 86, is the only one in Holocaust history where
a Jew stands accused of war crimes against Germans.
It has perplexed legal minds in both countries. Poland says genocide is
genocide whether a Jew or a Nazi committed it, while many Israelis see
rough justice in the 1500 German deaths for which Mr Morel is alleged to
Now the Israeli Government has said that Mr Morel will not be sent back to
stand trial in Poland under any circumstances.
Mr Morel, who came from the little Polish town of Grabowo, claims he was
an Auschwitz survivor whose family was murdered by the Nazis during World
War II. A book, An Eye for an Eye, which documents his strange life,
claims his family was indeed liquidated, but by Poles who collaborated
with the Nazis. It also says that he was never imprisoned by the Germans.
AdvertisementBy 1943 he was employed peeling potatoes for a Jewish
partisan brigade before escaping to the Soviet Union, where he trained in
the gruesome interrogation methods of the NKVD, Stalin's political police,
before returning to Poland in 1945. He was then put in charge by the
communists of a camp containing thousands of German prisoners including SS
men, soldiers and civilians.
John Sack, the Jewish-American author of An Eye for an Eye, claims Mr
Morel, as commandant of Swietochlowice Camp, morphed into the kind of
monster that would have been welcomed by the Gestapo.
"His favourite method of killing prisoners was hacking the skull of his
victims with a wooden leg of a chair," according to the book. "It is quite
possible that in Swietochlowice several thousand persons were murdered by
Morel and his men."
They would beat them and throw the bodies out of the window."
Camp survivorSack's book, and a score of Polish books and newspaper
articles, said he beat, shot, starved, tortured and killed with gusto in
"I knew Morel in the camp. He was a very brutal man," survivor Dorota
Boriczek said. "He was young then. He would come in at night. We could
hear the cries of the men then. They would beat them and throw the bodies
out of the window."
In 1989, a Polish reporter found Mr Morel living in a part of Katowice
assigned for former uniformed functionaries of communist terror.
In the early 1990s, the Main Commission for the Investigations of Crimes
Against the Polish Nation started an official investigation of Mr Morel's
activities in the Swietochlowice Camp after witness articles appeared in
In 1994, Mr Morel sought political asylum in Sweden. This was refused. He
then successfully sought sanctuary in Israel.
Poland tried to extradite him seven years ago on torture charges. Israel
refused. So prosecutors began preparing a genocide case, for which there
is no statute of limitations.
Last week, they received a blank refusal from Israel saying "there was no
basis whatsoever" to extradite Mr Morel.
A Polish prosecutor said testimony from former inmates documented Mr
Morel's torture of at least 13 prisoners.
"There should be one measure for judging war criminals, irrespective
whether they are German, Israeli, or any other nationality," the