John Sack: An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945

John Sack – An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945

An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945 is a book by John Sack, which states that some Jews in Eastern Europe took revenge on their former captors while overseeing over 1,000 concentration camps in Poland for German civilians. The book provides details of the imprisonment of 200,000 Germans “many of them starved, beaten and tortured” and estimates that “more than 60,000 died at the hands of a largely Jewish-run security organization.”

Sack was born to a Jewish family in New York City. His work appeared in such periodicals as Harper’s, The Atlantic, Esquire and The New Yorker. He was a war correspondent in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia.

A correspondent and later a bureau chief for CBS News in Spain, he authored ten books, including the controversial title, An Eye for an Eye: The Untold Story of Jewish Revenge Against Germans in 1945. The book caused an uproar because Sack reported that, at the end of World War II, a number of Jewish Holocaust survivors, ran some Polish-Communist concentration camps and prisons, where they allegedly tortured and killed German and Polish civilians, including women and children.

Sack has responded to American critics of the book who say that it is “sensational and its charges inadequately attributed to source” by replying that his extensive research left little doubt that Jews ran the Swietochlowice camp “from the bottom to the top”. He added “It pains me as a Jew to report this”.

Sack expressed surprise at criticisms denying the accuracy of his claims, asserting that the main points have been repeatedly confirmed by others, the TV program 60 Minutes and the New York Times among them.

Excerpt from David Irving’s Real History Conference, Cincinnati USA 1999


Everyman – An Eye For An Eye

BBC Everyman documentary narrated by Andrew Sachs looking at Holocaust survivors who took revenge by tracking down known Nazi’s and executing them

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