Making generous use of archival materials and featuring in-depth interviews with authors, historians, professors, survivors and Holocaust descendants, the one-hour documentary titled ‘Polmission. The Passport Mystery’ lays bare the scale of efforts undertaken by Poland’s government-in-exile to rescue the nation’s Jews from near-certain death.
Israel's Holocaust remembrance institute Yad Vashem has been analysing additional documents related to two Polish war-time diplomats in Switzerland that helped save Jews, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin told a Polish honorary consul in Zurich.
A group of Holocaust survivors and their descendants have asked Warsaw's authorities to commemorate two Polish diplomats based in Switzerland during World War II for helping Jews escape deportation to death camps.
The yellowing paper found in the carpenter’s workshop in Łańcut was handed over to a local historian who, through meticulous research, uncovered a trail of human bravery leading from a Nazi-German labour camp in Będzin, through to a frail old lady in modern-day Gdańsk.
"The documents confirm the actions taken by the diplomats at that time and they are irrefutable evidence that the Polish government during WW II was systematically involved in rescuing Jews on the territory of occupied Poland from the extermination brought to them by the Germans," Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Paweł Lewandowski, told The First News.