"These documents must be carefully analyzed. However, they seem to indicate
that the German participation was very likely, if not essential," said
Professor Nalecz. [...] "If it was part of a German-planned round of
executions, we need to adopt a different perspective toward the Polish
collaboration. Taking this crime out of its historical context may lead to
completely wrong interpretations," stated Prof. Nalecz. "There could be
different reasons for the possible cooperation of Poles - animosity,
material gains. The possibility of German coercion cannot be also excluded."
Other documents contain indications that some Poles might have been among
the Jedwabne victims. A list of Poles murdered in the 1944-1950 period
contains three names with annotations: "1941, Jedwabne".
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