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Lola Potok. One month after escaping from Auschwitz, she wore a Luger and commanded a prison for 1,000 Germans. At first vicious, later she risked her life to save the Germans she hated.



Shlomo Morel. "I am a Jew," he told his German prisoners. "I was at Auschwitz and swore that Iíd pay you Nazis back." He then beat the Germans to death with clubs, crowbars, stools and the Germansí own crutches.



Adam Krawecki. Liberated from Auschwitz, he beat the Germans until they "confessed," then sent them to Shlomoís concentration camp. "Our judges, Iím sure, will show mercy," he once told a German priest.




Barek Eisenstein (with his wife).  "My blood is boiling," he thundered, becoming the first man from Auschwitz in the uniformed organization: the Office of State Security. To his surprise, three-fourths of the officers there were Jews.




Shlomo Singer (with his wife).  A man who couldn't hurt a beetle, he still joined the Office of State Security. Then, at the risk of his life, he told the Jews who tortured the Germans, "This isnít right. You must stop it."



Chaim Studniberg. The Director of Prisons for Silesia, he copied the SSís evil eye and the SSís twisted lip and, for the 5,000,000 Germans of Silesia, longed for the same solution that Hitler had had for the Jews.



Pinek Maka. At age 23, he was Secretary of State Security for Silesia. He told the Red Cross, which wanted to inspect his Silesian camps, "You didnít help the Jews, and I wonít oblige you. Go to hell."




Jacob Berman.  A doctor of philosophy, a man who wore tailored suits fit for Wall Street, he was the chief of the Office of State Security. In his custody from 60,000 to 80,000 Germans died.


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