July 31, 1940 - Olkusz, Poland, on “Bloody Wednesday”. A German police unit arrived, gathered all Jewish men in the main square and forced them to lie on the ground while the policemen and members of the SD “registered them”. They beat the Jews, shooting one. Rabbi Moshe Yitzhak Hagerman was forced to don his defiled tallith (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries) and stand barefoot and pray next to the prostrate men of the Jewish community.
Execution at a railway station in Rożki near Radom on October 12, 1942. After an accidental exchange of fire between a group of Polish conspirators and the German Gendarmerie 15 people were publicly hanged here. The bodies hung on the gallows all day, and the Germans ordered that every passenger train passing through this station were to stop by the gallows for some time. In the following days the Germans hanged a further 35 people, among them many women, in different points of Radom.