Who we are

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.

  

REUNION FILMS

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 2013: The Quiet Heroes

REUNION 2013
The Quiet Heroes

Czeslaw Polziec and Leon Gersten

 Reunion 2012: Hidden in Plain Sight

REUNION 2012
Hidden in Plain Sight

Wladyslawa Dudziak and Rozia Beiman

2011 Reunion Documentary

REUNION 2011
The Widow and Her Angels

Egle and Aurimas Ruzgys and Mary Katz Erlich

 

  

REUNION 2010
Life of My Life

Wladyslaw Misiuna and Sara Marmurek

 

REUNION 2009
The Village on the Rock

Joseph Bonder and Bronislaw Firuta

REUNION 2008
A Story of Moral Courage

Wiktoria Jaworska Sozanska

 

 

REUNION 2007
A Story of Moral Courage

Irena Walulewicz and Golda Bushkanietz
 

REUNION 2006
A Story of Moral Courage

Lea Port and Giedrute Ivanauskai
 

REUNION 2005
A Story of Moral Courage

Ruth Gamzer and Joanna Szczygiel Zalucka

Stories of Rescue

To read stories of moral courage click on a country below.

  

 

 

 

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