Poland has honoured a Pole and a Hungarian who together saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust in Hungary during World War Two.
Initially using their own home to take in those facing persecution in Belarus, Katarzyna Skopiec and her husband Piotr have now moved the shelter to a new property in the capital after being flooded with requests for help.
Held for the first time in 2018, the National Remembrance Day of Poles Saving Jews under German Occupation has been gaining traction ever since. However, outside of Poland – and even sometimes within it – the event that inspired it remains little known.
EXCLUSIVE: Janina Zawadzka offered life-saving shelter to Mania Tisch and her cousin Popa in a stable on her property after the two women had escaped the final round-up and murder of Jews in the town which is now called Volodymyr Volynski in western Ukraine.
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 south-Polish couple who sheltered renowned Polish-Jewish-French film director Roman Polański from the Nazis during his World War Two childhood in Poland have been posthumously awarded Righteous Among the Nations medals by Israel's Yad Vashem Institute.
The couple from the village of Wysoka, about 30 kilometres from Kraków, risked their lives by taking in Polański who was 10 at the time after he had escaped along with his father from the Kraków Ghetto in 1943.
Aid to Jews in German-occupied Poland during World War Two is one of the finest pages in Polish history, PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote in a letter accompanying the Friday opening of an exhibition devoted to Poles executed by the Germans for helping Jews.
Anna Kozminska, the oldest living Righteous Among the Nations honoree, celebrates her 101st birthday on Friday, the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) has said in a communique sent to PAP.
Described by critics as “beautifully written and meticulously researched”, the Light in Hidden Places “captures the extraordinary story of one of history's hidden heroes.” TFN’s Stuart Dowell takes a closer look at the extraordinary story of Holocaust heroine Stefania Podgórska.