24 March 2020

National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German occupation

The 24th March 2019, will be commemorated as National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German occupation. The day is connected with the tragic fate of the Ulma family and that of the Jews whom they were hiding in Markowa in the Rzeszów region. In 1944, as the result of being denounced, they were murdered by the Germans.

Due to the epidemiological threat, the celebration of the National Day of Remembrance of Poles Rescuing Jews under German occupation will be limited to laying floral tributes on the grave of the Ulma family at the parish cemetery in Markowa, at the monument of the Ulma family in the the Orchard of Remembrance and the monument dedicated to the memory of Jewish victims of the Holocaust and their anonymous Polish helpers on the museum’ square.

We invite you to follow the event on the official Facebook profile of the Museum – a campaign to commemorate and popularize the idea of the National Remembrance Day of Poles saving Jews under German occupation will be ongoing. We have prepared a short movie for you, as well as many unusual stories, including biographies of the next Righteous from Podkarpackie region, which the Museum uncovered in its research, and whose names were to be unveiled at the Museum Wall of Remembrance during this year’s celebrations, on March 24.


With the support of POLREGIO sp.z o.o. based in Warsaw, the short movie of the Museum of Poles Rescuing Jews will be displayed on 680 screens placed on trains moving in four provinces: Podkarpackie, Lubelskie, Świętokrzyskie and Małopolskie, until March 24th, 2020. This short movie will also be broadcast on TVP Historia and TVP Rzeszów. In addition, passengers of LOT Polish Airlines can read an article about the Museum in the March issue of the on-board magazine “Kaleidoscope”, as well as an interview with the director Dr. Anna Stróż-Pawłowska in the April issue of this magazine. On March 24th this year, in the virtual space, including social media, the premiere of the new exhibition “Czy można im było w tej samotności pomóc? / Was there any way to help them in this solitude?”, devoted to helping Jews in occupied Poland.


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