Authorities about the Righteous
We invite you to read articles dedicated to the Righteous Among the Nations, written by such authorities as Władysław Bartoszewski, Prof. Jacek Leociak, Prof. Jan Grabowski, Konstanty Gebert and Rabbi Michael Schudrich.
THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHTEOUS - Konstanty Gebert
The Righteous will ourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will ourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay...
PUSHED BEYOND THE MARGIN - Prof. Jan Grabowski
From the very beginning of the occupation of Poland, the Germans introduced a series of regulations and decrees aimed at achieving a drastic marginalization of the Jewish population.
WHAT THE RIGHTEOUS TEACH US - Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski
During World War II the attitude of Nazi Germany towards the Polish people was indisputably negative; however we must recognize a specific difference: whereas every Pole was under threat of death, every Jew was condem...
MY TWO MOTHERS - Elżbieta Ficowska
I belong to the youngest generation of survivors. I was one of those who was born only to die, one of those from whom the right to live was taken away in earliest infancy. I am here today, so many years later, through...
IT IS FORTUNATE THERE ARE SUCH PEOPLE... - rev. Roman Indrzejczyk
I was a small boy in Żychlin near Kutno when I witnessed the war. I was faced with human terror, helplessness, suffering, degradation, persecution, harm... I saw the ghetto as well – and I felt the grave injustice...
THEY SAVED MORE THAN JUST LIVES - Michael Schudrich
How to write about the Righteous Among the Nations? Words fail. Words are inadequate to describe or convey the goodness that they exude.
THE RIGHTEOUS ARE AMONG US... - Prof. Adam Daniel Rotfeld
Sartre once wrote that hell is other people. He was probably right. However, this popular post-war intellectual, philosopher, existentialist, should also have added: paradise and happiness on earth are also other people.
The Remembrance of Loss - prof. Jerzy Szacki
I store with pride the Yad Vashem Medal, on which my name and surname were inscribed alongside the name and surname of my mother. However, I have doubts whether I am fully entitled to such pride.
WHAT DO WE OWE TO THE RIGHTEOUS? - Prof. Feliks Tych
We will never know the exact number of ethnic Poles who took part in saving their Jewish fellow-citizens from the death at the hands of the German invader during WWII.
THE FACES OF THE RIGHTEOUS - Prof. Jacek Leociak
The public debate on Polish-Jewish relations during the war, including the rescuing of Jews by Poles, has often been red hot, but just as often it has suffered the unfortunate tendency of rising above...
The President of the Republic of Poland - Lech Kaczyński
The 20th century was full of so many moments of suffering – for ordinary people as well as entire nations – that it has been considered one of the most tragic centuries in history.