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.

Memories of My Grandmother, Jadwiga Waszczuk
My grandmother, Jadwiga Waszczuk, daughter of Franciszek and Stefania (nee Leszczyński) Buczyński...
The Story of My Uncle Zbysław Raczkiewicz
The following is a reconstruction of events, as confirmed by my uncle Zbysław Raczkiewicz, who pa...
Memories of My Father Michał Dąbrowski
From stories that my father, Michał Dąbrowski, told, he valued his work with the Jews. He stresse...
Dr. Tadeusz Orzeszko
Tadeusz Orzeszko was born in 1907 in Tashkent. He spent a part of his childhood in Tomsk where he...
”The most beautiful human acts do not always require publicity” – a story by Felicja Raszkin-Nowak
Felicja Raszkin was born on 23th December 1924 in Warsaw. She lived there with her parents up to ...
Dwojra (Dorka) Żorek, Dorota Francuz - a Survivor
Dwojra Żorek was born on 12th March 1924 in Zduńska Wola. She was the eldest child in the Żorek f...
Ronia Brück (Bronisława Sokołowska), Ronia Cwengel – a Survivor
Ronia Brück was born on 16th April 1926 in Bezmiechowa Dolna near Lesko on the San River (today t...
Zofia Wagner, Zofia Eiferman, (Janina Wesołowska), Zofia Lecyn – a Survivor
Zofia Lecyn was born on 5th February 1923 in Zielona village in the Tarnopol Province. Her father...
A Race for Life – Rescued: Ben Zion Sela (Solarz)
Ben Zion Sela tells the story of his family based on the recollections of his mother, Miriam Sola...
Seeking Polish People or Their Relatives Who Sheltered My Family (named Moriles) During WW2
My grandparents, together with their two children, Moniek (Moshe, in Hebrew) and Bronia, lived in...
Elżbieta Fiszhaut (Stanisława Matusik), Elżbieta Górska, Elisabeth Gorski i jej matka Helena Fiszhaut (Józefa Kalińska) - the Survivors
When war broke out on 1st September 1939, Elżbieta Fiszhaut was 12 years old. She lived in Warsaw...
A Memory of Franciszek Koperstyński
Franciszek Koperstyński was born in Jaśliska in 1911. He was second of eight children born to Paw...