/ Polish Jews - they changed their Jewish surnames to Polish
Jedwabne was occupied by Russians from 1939 to July of 1941, and then the Germans took the town.
Germans allowed the Polish citizens to go on a rampage against the Jews. The Poles went house to house with nail studded clubs, beat 75 boys to death , and then they brought all the Jews into the town square. They started raping the women, trampling babies to death, gouging men's eyes out, cutting their tongues out, and stoning children. One group cut off a women's head, and Polish children kicked it around as in a game.
They forced 40 to take Lenin's statue to a barn and bury it, after which they axed the Jews to death, and threw the body parts in a pit. The finale was when they locked 1600 Jews into a barn, and burned them alive. Mothers trying to flee, ran to the river and drowned themselves, and their babies, as the town watched, sang, and drank.
ordered all the Jews, including the Rabbi and the leaders of the people, to go to the market place. There they were told to put on their Talaisim and Tfilin, and to dance and sing. Afterwards they were locked into a big barn near the Jewish cemetery
The barn was then splashed with benzine and ignited. All were burned alive. May G-d avenge their blood !
The Poles stood singing and pounding wooden noisemakers to drown out the piercing cries that emanated from the burning barn."
to jak tam wszystkim polakom idzie , moja babcia sie upiekla w tej stodole