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New museum honors Poles who helped Jews

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Paweł Kononczuk 09.03.2016 15:24
  • New museum honors Poles who helped Jews
The museum is the first of its kind and is symbolically dedicated to the Polish Ulma family, who were shot for sheltering Jews.
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma. Photo: wikimedia commonsJózef and Wiktoria Ulma. Photo: wikimedia commons

The aim of the museum is to educate and remind Poles and foreigners of heroic efforts by Poles during World War II.

“The importance of this event is because those people were forgotten by the state during the communist era,” said Wojciech Kolarski, an Undersecretary of State in the President’s Office.

“And right now, a free Poland and independent Poland wants to remind people that among Poles there were thousands of those who served others, although Germans wanted everyone who wanted to help Jews to be killed.”

March 17 will see the official opening of the museum, which is located in the south eastern Podkarpackie region of Poland in the village of Markowa. The official opening ceremony will be available to watch live in 18 Polish diplomatic and cultural institutions abroad, on four continents and 14 countries.

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