Your Stories

Many stories, which tell of attitudes of Poles towards Jews during 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. We believe that this will also be an opportunity to identify other witnesses of the events described in such stories.

I want to find witnesses to this rescue, says Ludwik Szul
We present the story of the Szul family who, during the War, came to the aid of Jews in their loc...
Jakoba Blidsztejn (Danuta Dąbrowska)
Jakoba (Kubusia) Blidsztejn was born in Berlin in 1925. Her parents,  Henryk Blidsztejn (born in ...
Children from the photo. A letter by Elżbieta Buczyńska
For several years now I have attempted to make contact with people, who might be interested in a ...
Vale Małgorzata Palester (1929–2011)
She was daughter of Maria Palester, Righteous Among the Nations.
We are looking for relatives of Anna Kaczorowska and of Anna and Piotr Madej
Professor Eleazar Shafrir, born in Cracow under the name of Lutek Spiegel, is looking for relatives
Shalom Lindenbaum's ticket to life
Shalom Lindenbaum, a Hebrew literature historian, professor emeritus of Bar-Ilan University, tran...
Help to find the woman on the photo
Mr. Konrad Konieczny is looking for any information regarding a Jewish woman who during World War...
Lusia Pinczuk (Lusia Schimmel)
Year 1946. "I am a Jewish girl who survived the death camps. I was rescued here!” Lusia Schimmel ...
Looking for Jańcia
The story begins in 1941 in Wiśnicz. Anna Hendla Singer Mandelbaum leaves her daughter, Chana, th...
One potato per day – an account by Anatoliusz Inowolski
Mrs. and Mr. Inowolski from Zalesie Dolne provided shelter to a Jewish boy and his sitter, Mrs. J...
We are seeking people rescued in Różanówka
Józef Ostropolski and his brother Antoni, born after the war, are seeking people who survived tha...
Death for a Good Deed. The Story of Aleksander Sosnowski
Aleksadner Sosnowski was a teacher in the village of Zawadka, Stanislavyv Voivodeship. During the...