Jewish tailor Moshe Bajtel had been friendly with his neighbours Aleksander and Sabina Smolak for years, so after escaping he went straight to the home of his long-time friend where he stayed for two years.
Sixteen Poles who helped rescue Jews during World War Two were posthumously awarded with Righteous Among the Nations medals at a ceremony at Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Wednesday.
In 2009, when she was 101, Sister Cecylia Roszak was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations for her help in saving the lives of Jews during WWII. She passed away just eight months after celebrating her birthday.
Despite their old age, the couple treated the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Sala as a member of their family, even taking the risk of presenting her in public as their own daughter.
Seven Poles who saved Jews from the Holocaust in World War II received posthumous Righteous Among the Nations medals on Thursday at the Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.
Four Polish women have been awarded the Righteous Among the Nations of the World medals and honorary diplomas for helping a Jew during WWII. Three of them were granted the distinction posthumously.
The First News attends ‘double moving’ ceremony at the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) in honour of former employees Czesław and Helena Lech who were awarded the Righteous Among Nations medal. The event also remembered the 74th anniversary of the taking and defence of the strategically-placed PWPW building.
Hurricane Chris, which raged east of the United Stated forced the sailor to seek shelter in the port of Halifax. The high possibility of another storm brewing made it imprudent to attempt to cross the Atlantic in his small yacht.
Capt. Biliński hopes the message about the deeds of the Righteous Among the Nations will be carried between people and vessels he meets along the way.