They Risked Their Lives: Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust

The exhibit tells stories of ordinary people who made heroic choices to save their Jewish friends, neighbors, and often complete strangers, from being persecuted or sent to the concentration camps during the II WW Nazi German occupation of Poland. They demonstrated their courage and compassion for saving human lives by risking to sacrifice their own and their families’ lives. The stories of survivors and rescuers are told through a historical narrative and archival photos in a broader context of Polish-Jewish relations. The exhibition was created by the POLIN Museum (Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland).

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A related panel discussion and lecture, followed by an official opening of the Exhibit, will take place on February 15, 2017. See separate information about that event.

Organizers: UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee in collaboration with the UW Libraries,
Consulate of Poland in Seattle, AJC Seattle

Co-sponsors: The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, UW Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, UW Libraries, UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee