The Council for Aid to Jews "Żegota"

This virtual exhibition is dedicated to the Council for Aid to Jews "Żegota", the only state organisation in occupied Europe formed to help Jews during the time of the Holocaust.

In a concise manner, the exhibition places into the historical context of German-occupied Poland, the attitudes of Poles towards the extermination of Jews, as well as the individual and organisational attempts to save them – above all, the story of the Council for Aid to Jews "Żegota". The exhibition includes the story of its establishment, the scope of its activities, its structure and profiles of more prominent members. The uniqueness of Żegota is stressed – an organisation arising from the initiative of various groupings of both Poles and Jews, including people representing extreme social and political views.


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