Appeal By Zegota
The Polish Underground Association For Aid to the Jews
Asking For Help In Hiding Jews And The Punishment Of Traitors
The German murderer is trying to tell the world that it was we who set fire
to the Warsaw Ghetto and we who murdered Jews, and the part played by
the German soldiers in this crime is called "armed intervention."
We and our children, who are suffering all the terror of bloody occupation
and are unable at present to defend ourselves, could not give the Jews
effective aid in their struggle at this time of crisis.
No Pole who is faithful to Christian morality has taken part or will take part
in this terrible crime. In the record of glowing deeds of heroism performed
by Underground Poland will be engraved, no less than other deeds, deeds
of heroism in the saving of people from the Hitlerite beast.
The Late Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in London, General Sikorski,
in branding the unprecedented German crimes before the world, sent a
message to the Fatherland for its fine stand and for the help it is giving to
the Jews in their terrible situation.
The leadership of the civil struggle and the special courts are already
sentencing to death traitors and the extortioners who give away Jews to
the German hangmen, and soon the courts of the Free Polish Republic will
carry out a full measure of justice against such individuals.
Polish Independence Organizations
Warsaw, September 1943