Who are the Righteous?
The Righteous Among the Nations are non-Jews who selflessly provided help to Jews during World War II.
Tytuł Sprawiedliwego wśród Narodów Świata
The title of Righteous is awarded by the State of Israel to people from all over the world for help they provided to Jews during the Holocaust. Nearly seven thousand Poles have received the title of the Righteous to date.
The number of Poles honoured with the Righteous title does not fully reflect the scale of the aid provided to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland as many of the rescuers still remain unknown.
Postawy Polaków wobec Żydów podczas Zagłady
Poles, themselves victims of the terror inflicted by the German occupier, were eye-witnesses to the extermination of Jews during the Holocaust. Their humanity was put to the test.
Pomoc Żydom podczas Zagłady
The majority of Poles, absorbed by the hardship of their daily lives in a country under German occupation, remained passive in the face of the Holocaust. There were also those who showed hostility.
Polskie Towarzystwo Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata
Members of the Association, which was founded in 1985, are Polish citizens who were awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations and their descendants. The aim of the Association is to commemorate the Righteous.