New museum honors Poles killed for helping Jews in Holocaust.
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda opened a new museum that will
honor hundreds of Poles killed for helping Jews during the Holocaust.
The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews, in the village of Markowa, opens
at the site in southern Poland where Germans killed an entire family for
sheltering Jews in 1944. The victims included Jozef Ulma and his wife Wiktoria,
who was pregnant, their six small children, and eight Jews in hiding.
It is Poland’s first memorial devoted to the Christians who helped Jews during
the war, an act punishable by death.
Israel’s Holocaust remembrance institute, Yad Vashem, has bestowed the title of
the Righteous Among the Nations on some 6,600 Poles who saved Jews during the
Holocaust ” more than any other nation.