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 Wish it Could be a Dream. Memoirs by Maksymilian Jarosz
This is a summary of the story. Full version of the text will be available soon. We are sorry for...
Jadwiga Bauman (Abigail Shahar). A Prayer for Rain.
My name is Abigail Shahar. I was born as Jadwiga Bauman. The following are the names of people wh...
Do you know these people?
Nadav Rozenblat from Israel is seeking for a Polish family that helped his grandfather to survive...
Meta Weber from the village of Płużnice. Help to find her
Mr. Paweł Becker from the city of Wąbrzeźno is seeking a piece of information about German woman ...
Achim from Antonówka. Do you know him?
During the World War II in a village called Mosty, Wolyń, a small Jewish boy called Achim was hid...
We are seeking for Sabina, a girl who was hidden by Agata Janicka form Chodakówek
Do you know the couple from this photo? Mariusz Jabłoński is seeking for Sabina, portrayed on the...
Help to find Adela Schwarzer's siblings
Adela Schwarzer was born in Krakow in 1923. She survived the Holokaust, but she never learned wha...
The Teicher-Okowitt, Thaler and Mendel families from Krosno. Help to find them
Jerzy Kuźniar is seeking members of the survivors’ families from Krosno: the Theicher family, the...
Memories of Barbara Biran about her nanny Stasia
Barbara Biran née Kryńska was born in Warsaw on 30 May 1935 into the family of wealthy and assimi...
Chaja Estera Stein (Teresa Tucholska-Körner). “The first child of Irena Sendler”
Estera’s parents, Aron (born in 1900) and Fajge (born in 1905) Stein, had two daughters: Chaja Es...
YOUR STORY
Our website is a place where we recount the aid given to Jews during the Nazi occupation of Polan...
The Righteous without a medal - about Gregorious family
A short story by Gabriela Gregorius, a student from the Jan Paweł II Junior Secondary School in K...