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Charyton's Holocaust Memoir
My Role in the Occupation
Staring in 1939, and during the entire Nazi (Hitlerite) occupation, I lived in Wysokie Litewskie. [Original Page 2] After the beginning of the war and the attack on the Soviet Union by the Germans, I was elected by the provisional council of the magistrate as a manager of economic activities in the town. My duty was to give bread to 6000 inhabitants  and safeguard their personal property from looting.This was not an easy job, especially as the Germans kept involving themselves in every detail of my work.
I acted humanely and became closer to the hearts of the local populace. Even more so when I officially took a stand against the harassment of the inhabitants by the local temporary police, who were under Amtskomissariat after 5 months of “interregnum”.