Seventy years ago today…

…one Icchok or Izchok Malmed, a Jew from Bialystok, Poland, was executed for throwing acid in a Nazi’s face. Blinded and in pain, the Nazi reflexively fired his gun, killing one of his comrades. Malmed escaped the scene, but turned himself in after he found out the Germans planned to kill everyone in the ghetto in his place if he didn’t.

I have commemorated his death on Executed Today. It was a botched hanging: the rope broke, and they had to shoot him.