Józef Światło born Izaak Fleischfarb (1 January 1915 – 2 September 1994) was a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Public Security of Poland employed as deputy director of the 10th Department run by Anatol Fejgin. Known for supervising the torture of inmates, he was nicknamed the "Butcher" by the MBP prisoners. After the death of Stalin and the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria in 1953, Światło travelled to East Germany on an official business trip.

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  • Józef Światło born Izaak Fleischfarb (1 January 1915 – 2 September 1994) was a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Public Security of Poland employed as deputy director of the 10th Department run by Anatol Fejgin. Known for supervising the torture of inmates, he was nicknamed the "Butcher" by the MBP prisoners. After the death of Stalin and the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria in 1953, Światło travelled to East Germany on an official business trip. While on the Berlin subway with Fejgin, passing through the West Berlin sector of the city, he "slipped away" and defected to the West.After his defection on 5 December in Berlin, he worked for the CIA and the Radio Free Europe (RFE). Światło's written and broadcast incriminations shook the Polish United Workers' Party, and ultimately contributed to the reform of the Polish security apparatus at the end of the Stalinist period, as one of the factors leading to the political liberalisation of the socialist Polish October revolution. (en)
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  • Józef Światło born Izaak Fleischfarb (1 January 1915 – 2 September 1994) was a high-ranking official of the Ministry of Public Security of Poland employed as deputy director of the 10th Department run by Anatol Fejgin. Known for supervising the torture of inmates, he was nicknamed the "Butcher" by the MBP prisoners. After the death of Stalin and the arrest of Lavrentiy Beria in 1953, Światło travelled to East Germany on an official business trip. (en)
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