The main international events to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau will be held on January 27, 2020 on the site of the former camp, Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski has said.
Konstanty Rokicki was a consul in Bern, Switzerland, where together with other Polish diplomats who called themselves the Bern Group they prepared passports for those in danger of deportation to get them out of Europe, mainly to Paraguay, but also Honduras, Peru, Salvador, Bolivia and Haiti.
In an interview for Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, Morawiecki takes a swipe at the Israeli foreign minister and those who “re-write history” but insists there is no crisis in Polish-Israeli relations.
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.
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.
The pharmacy was a meeting place for the ghetto’s intelligentsia and shelter for those facing deportation to Nazi German concentration camps. Last year the museum attracted 65,000 visitors, 59,000 of which were from abroad.