Josef "Andzi" Szerynski
(1893 - 1943)
Szerynski was a Jew-hating
Proselyte appointed by Adam
Czerniakow as head of the Jewish Police. He was caught
smuggling furs that should have been confiscated
and was arrested by the Gestapo,
but was released before the Great Aktzia.
During the Aktzia, he was seriously injured
by Israel Kanal, a member of the Jewish
Fighting Organization, who had been
sent to assassinate him. After the assassination
attempt, Szerynski escaped from the ghetto and hid in the Polish sector. He committed
suicide during the minor uprising in January 1943.
Sources: Dor, Danny, Ed. Brave
and Desperate. Israel: Ghetto
Fighters' House Museum, 2003.