Yitzhak Malmed (1903 - 1943)

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Death: Died in Białystok, Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland
Cause of death: Hanged by the Germans
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About Yitzhak Malmed

Yitzhak Malmed's wife, two children and parents had been murdered by the Germans in Slonim, June 1941.

Malmed threw acid in the face of Germans surrounding his apartment block. Blinded and in pain the German, Muenter by name, started shooting and in error shot a Gestpo police officer Wilhelm Fritsch in the head. Fritsch died instantly. As a reprisal the Germans shot a hundred Jews. Malmed managed to escape and the Germans announced that unless he were found, they would shoot five thousand Jews.

Malmed gave himself up and was hanged by the Germans at the entrance to the ghettos suspended for three days at the gate.

A wall plaque to this day records Malmed's desperate act.

Source

The Holocaust - Martin Gilbert page 535

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Yitzhak Malmed's Timeline

1903
1903
1943
February 8, 1943
Age 40
Białystok, Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland