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.

The story of my grandmother Julia Lisieczyńska who rescued Bolesław Rajber
Julia Lisieczyńska hid Bolesław and Henryk, sons of her Jewish acquaintances, in the attic of her...
Hanna Pinkert (Hanna Langer)
Hanna Pinkert was born in Warsaw on July 20th 1927. Her father, Zygmunt, was a clerk in Credit Ba...
Lesser Poland's pharmacists rendering great service to the Jewish people during the Nazi occupation
Knowledge about history and its plenteous stories may be acquired from various sources – most oft...
The story of my grandmother - Jadwiga Wydrychowska
I'm looking for my mother's real name, who was Jewish and a war orphan. After having read your st...
The story of Halina Sand
Halina Sand was born in Warsaw in 1936, daughter of Ewa née Rotblat and Mieczysław Pokorny. Her g...
„They Saved many Jews”
A lot of people in western countries are still in doubt as to whether during German occupation Po...
The story of my great-grandparents - Adam and Maria Zboromirski
The story of my family goes back to the times of my great-grandparents, Adam Zboromirski and Mari...
A letter from Magdalena Skowrońska to Museum of the History of Polish Jews
A letter from Magdalena Skowrońska to Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Proczek’s family story written down by Michał Bożek
Before the 1st of September 1939 afew thousands of Jews lived in Łaskarzew and its surroundings. ...
Memories about Maria Proner (1897–2009)
She was the Holocaust survivor, co-worker of Irena Sendler, mother of Janina Goldhar.
The story of Jadwiga Zowczak about her grandparents – Marianna and Andrzej Zawadka
The story of Jadwiga Zowczak about her grandparents – Marianna and Andrzej Zawadka, who were post...
A testimony by Katarzyna Danuta Andrejew
Katarzyna Danuta Andrejew, the president of the Łódź chapter of the Association of the Children o...