Your stories

Many stories, which tell of the reactions of the Poles to the horrors of the Holocaust, have only survived in the memory of the families of those who witnessed these events with their own eyes. As the very last among these witnesses pass away, so do their stories which, today, only exist in oral form. Many of these stories will be lost forever. We believe that every single Rescuer deserves a place in our collective memory. For this reason, we have also decided to use our portal to publish those stories which have so far not been thoroughly documented.

If any stories of the rescue of Jews during World War II have ever been told within your family or amongst your friends, please down note these stories and send them to us. Once the text is properly edited and verified, the story will be published on our site. We believe that this will also be an opportunity to identify other witnesses of the events described in such stories. Contact us.

The Friendship between Helena and Toni
About the help provided by Helena Samsonowicz to her Jewish friend, Toni Stransky, in Gorlice.
Searching for Rózia
On help provided to Jews by the Klim family in Wola Zabierzowska (Małopolskie Province).
The Story of a Certain Registration
"A Good Address” prompted Tomasz Przybył to tell the history of ul. Oksywska 15.
“I looked after his spirit, you look after his body”
Jerzy Glikson's rescue by Sisters Ewa Noiszewska, Marta Wołowska and Father Adam Sztark.
The Story of the Janoff (Janow) Family
Help provided to Jews by the Janoff (Janow) family in Motkowice (Świętokrzyskie Province).
Władysław Goń's Story
How Mordka Szlama was rescued by Piotr and Agnieszka Goń in WólckaPełkińska (Podkarpackie Prov.).
Searching for Jasio
The story of the survival of a Jewish boy in Turkowice during World War II.
The Story of the Kiszło Family
During World War II, Symcha Lazar, Marinberg and Moshe Tiktin were in hiding in Jatwieź Duża.
The story of Andrzej Majsterek’s family
About help provided to Jews by Stefan and Stefania Lesisz in the village of Kotłówka near Żelechów.
The story of Kazimierz Kacprzak’s family
About help provided to Jews by Jan and Hildegarda Kacprzak at 48 Chłodna Street in Warsaw.
They Came to Kill
"My grandmother wouldn't allow me to go to that corner of the garden” - Maria Kaczyńska's story.
The story of the Kozak family
In May 1944, Salomon Sterlicht asked Władysław and Anna Kozak for shelter in their home.