Recent discussion on the subject of Polish Jews - Jewish Poles
reminded me of an incident in August 1942 in Guzar, Soviet Union.
At the time I was a soldier in the Polish Army stationed outside Guzar.
One day I was ordered to report to the Polish Army Headquarters in
Guzar, to be a runner. I reported there to corporal Menachem Begin.
When a colonel arrived corporal Begin went to the door of the colonels
office and said that some Jews were willing to pay half a pound of
gold to be admitted into the Polish Army. The colonel told corporal
Begin to come in and to close the door.