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.
Smuggled food into the Warsaw ghetto by pretending to be a janitor and later obtained Aryan identity documents with her husband for Chaim Birenbaum.
Read Helena’s story.
As a member of the underground group Zegota, helped saved hundreds of Jews.
Read Wladyslaw’s story.
Hid a six-year-old Jewish boy in her apartment for four years and helped him escape to Israel after the war.
With her parents, hid two Jewish strangers in the their coal cellar.
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..
Hid several Jews including six year old Solomon Tejblum and his mother Helen.
Ss a member of the Polish underground, helped Jews obtain false papers and taught them how to act like Polish Catholics.
Hid and cared for three orphaned Jewish boys, the Gutgeld brothers, until liberation.
As a member of the underground group Zegota, rescued hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto.
Provided identity documents and shelter for Ella Zlotnik, a childhood friend and neighbor.
Along with her mother, smuggled an eleven-year-old child out of the Warsaw ghetto, hid her, and obtained false identification for her.
Read Anna’s story.