Stories of Rescue

Explore the stories, see the faces and hear the voices of the civilian heroes of World War II – Polish men and women who helped Jews during the Holocaust, as well as those who, in occupied Poland, received that help from them. Our collection, accumulated since 2007, contains almost 1,000 stories of rescue. Browse through the alphabetical list of the rescuers and the rescued, our catalogue of the most important topics and places of rescue. Also, you can browse by format – interviews with witnesses to history and artefacts contained in POLIN Museum collection. The historical context of the German occupation of Poland and other European countries can also be found the section About the Righteous.