Stories of rescue
Explore the stories of Poles who helped Jews during World War II.
The list of stories
Explore the stories of Poles who helped Jews during World War II. The names of the Rescuers and the Rescued are in alphabetical order.
On our map, we have marked the locations in which Jews, helped by Poles, remained in hiding during the Holocaust. Click on the selected marker and learn more about our rescue stories.
Listen to fragments of our interviews with witnesses to history – people who helped Jews during the Holocaust, as well as those whose lives were saved. These audio clips come from the oral history archive of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Discover stories of the Rescuers and the Rescued by browsing our portal's visual resources. Here you will find photos of the Righteous and the Rescued as well as photos from their family archives.
If any stories of the rescue of Jews during World War II have ever been told within your family or friends, please note down these stories and send them to us.