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Temporary Exhibition

“POLES SAVING JEWS DURING WORLD WAR II” 17 March 2016 - 12 May 2016
Mieczysław Fogg, awarded the “Righteous Among the Nations” title in 1989; from the collections of the National Digital Archives

The exhibition is devoted to the help that was offered by Poles to Jews in the occupied Poland. It is illustrated by documents and photographs showing how Polish people were aiding Jews who were condemned to annihilation (the measures included smuggling food and medicines into the ghettos and forced-labour camps, arranging hideouts for fugitives at Polish homes, helping to obtain the documents necessary to survive on the so-called Aryan side, facilitating the flight of Jews outside the occupied Poland). Also, it highlights the role that was played by the “Żegota” Council to Aid Jews, under the auspices of the Polish Government in Exile and its Delegation for Poland. Its representatives included, i.a. Irena Sendler and Władysław Bartoszewski.

The curator of the exhibition and author of the texts is Elżbieta Rączy, PhD

The exhibition was prepared by the Institute of National Remembrance within the research project “Extermination of Jews in Poland”

 

 

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