About us

"Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History" is a project of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews dedicated to Polish Righteous Among the Nations - people who helped Jews during the Holocaust, risking their own lives and the lives of their families. Stories of rescue are documented and presented on the portal.

The project was initiated in 2007 by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland. It aims to record and popularize stories of Jews being rescued by Poles during the Second World War. The stories are published at Polish Righteous website.

The research covers both Poland and Israel. Interviews with witnesses of history – rescuers, rescued and wit-nesses of rescue – are conducted by trained researchers. These meetings are preceded by meticulous preliminary research. We use accounts collected after the War, stored in archives.

We have carried out numerous educational projects, aimed at introducing young people to the subject of the Righteous. We present stories of rescue, teach civic conduct and inspire people to act.

In 2013, in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we prepared the exhibition "They risked their lives – Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust", that is presented in Poland and abroad in Polish diplomatic missions. We have also produced a documentary entitled "The Rescued" that tells the dramatic and moving stories of Polish Jews living in Poland and Israel.