The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous provides financial support to more than 600 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through a national education program.
Each year the JFR reunites a rescuer with the survivor he or she saved and honors the rescuer and survivor at its Annual Dinner. Often the rescuer and survivor have not seen each other for decades – sometimes not since the end of the war. In the months leading up to the reunion, the JFR visits with the rescuer and the survivor and produces a short documentary for the dinner that tells their special story.
At the 2013 dinner, the JFR reunited Czeslaw Polziec with Leon Gersten. The JFR produced a documentary, Reunion 2013: The Quiet Heroes, that tells their story. Until they met at JFK Airport on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, they had not seen each other since 1944. Read more about their rescue story.
REUNION 2013The Quiet Heroes
REUNION 2012Hidden in Plain Sight
REUNION 2011The Widow and Her Angels
REUNION 2010Life of My Life
REUNION 2009The Village on the Rock
REUNION 2008A Story of Moral Courage
REUNION 2007A Story of Moral Courage
REUNION 2006A Story of Moral Courage
REUNION 2005A Story of Moral Courage
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