Polish Artist Rescuing Jews

Poles, who saved Jews during the Holocaust, came from all sorts of places and were driven by differing motivations. For rescuing another person, each one risked their own life and the lives of their family members. Among Poles, who saved Jews were well-known artists – writers, actors and musicians.

You are invited to view a new virtual exhibition which presents lesser known fragments from the lives of these famous figures.

The exhibition presents the stories of musician Mieczysław Fogg, writer Czesław Miłosz and his brother Andrzej, Jarosław and Maria Iwaszkiewicz, actor Aleksander Zelwerowicz and his daughter Helena, as well as that of painter Irena Zadarnowska. All these people contributed to the saving of Jews, mainly those coming from artistic circles.

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