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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.


Remembering the Righteous of Warsaw

April 19, 2013, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. We thought you might like to see some of the faces of the men and women who risked their lives to save Jews in the Warsaw ghetto. To read their stories, please click the links below.

Helena BakalaHelena Bakala
smuggled food into the Warsaw ghetto by pretending to be a janitor and later obtained Aryan identity documents with her husband for Chaim Birenbaum.
Wladyslaw BartoszewskiWladyslaw Bartoszewski
as a member of the underground group Zegota, helped saved hundreds of Jews
cmtimage207e.aspLidia Furmanski
hid a six-year-old Jewish boy in her apartment for four years and helped him escape to Israel after the war
cmtimage4bb6Marianna Gajowniczek
with her parents, hid two Jewish strangers in the their coal cellar
Jan KarskiJan Karski
was smuggled into the Warsaw ghetto on two occasions where he met with Jewish leaders and then reported to officials in London and Washington, D.C.. 
Janina Kwiecinska MorawieckaJanina and Hanna Kwiecinskie
hid several Jews including six year old Solomon Tejblum and his mother Helen
cmtimage8177Helena Orchon
as a member of the Polish underground, helped Jews obtain false papers and taught them how to act like Polish Catholics
cmtimagec468Alexander Roslan
hid and cared for three orphaned Jewish boys, the Gutgeld brothers, until liberation
cmtimagea426Irena Sendler
as a member of the underground group Zegota, rescued hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto


cmtimage3125.aspJerzy Sliwczynski
provided identity documents and shelter for Ella Zlotnik, a childhood friend and neighbor
Anna StupnickaAnna Stupnicka
along with her mother, smuggled an eleven-year-old child out of the Warsaw ghetto, hid her, and obtained false identifcation for her

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