Polish artists rescuing Jews

Polscy artyści z pomocą Żydów
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Polish artists who rescued Jews during the Holocaust came from various backgrounds and were driven by various motivations. They all risked their own lives as well as the lives of their families in order to save a life of another human being. Among those who extended a helping hand to Jews were also famous artists – writers, actors or musicians. We encourage you to visit our virtual exhibition in which we present less known episodes in the lives of a number of famous people as well as stories of those whom they were trying to rescue.

The exhibition presents the stories of the singer Mieczysław Fogg, several writers: Czesław Miłosz, his brother Andrzej, Jarosław and Maria Iwaszkiewicz, as well as Aleksander Zelwerowicz, an actor, his daughter Helena and the painter Irena Zadarnowska. They all provided help to Jews, mainly those from the artistic milieu.


Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.



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