Murder of Ostrowiec Partisans

The most tragic event relating to the partisans of Ostrowiec was the murderous attack made by the Home Army Partisans against the newly joined Jewish Partisans from Ostrowiec in a forest near Kunów. Of the group of fourteen Jews from the Ostrowiec ghetto, twelve were murdered.

One of the survivors, Szlama Zweigman (Cwajman), gave a testimony to the Polish courts about the incident. (See page 7 of the article by Dariusz Libionka and Alina Skibińska for Zweigman's testimony.)

Zweigman’s testimony resulted in a trial and the indictment of Mularski and Nowak, who were sentenced to death. They were later pardoned and released from prison after 1956, as well as a third convict.

In the year 2000, the murderers even received compensation for their imprisonment.


Articles about Szlama's arrival in the United States can be seen here and here.