Los Angeles museum unveils plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews

The plaque was unveiled on the initiative of President Andrzej Duda's office in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust has unveiled a plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews during the Second World War under a tree dedicated to Poles at the museum's Pan Pacific Park.

The Deputy Consul in Los Angeles Pawel Lickiewicz told PAP that the museum refers to the tradition of the Yad Vashem Institute, where trees are planted in the Righteous Among the Nations Garden in Jerusalem to commemorate those who saved Jews during the war, each tree is dedicated to particular nations where people risked their lives to save Jews during WWII.

According to presidential aide Wojciech Kolarski there had been no plaque dedicated to Poles, who saved the most Jews, until now.

The plaque was unveiled on the initiative of President Andrzej Duda's office in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust Museum in the world commemorating those who perished, honours survivors, and houses precious artifacts that miraculously survived the Holocaust.