My Jewish parents, my Polish parents
The exhibition tells the story of fifteen children born in the years 1939-1942, saved thanks to the boundless love of parents
who entrusted their children to foreign hands, as well as the courage of the people who recognized them as their own sons and daughters. Although they were born with a death sentence and fate didn't spare them bitter experiences, they smile at us from the photographs.
They have lived their lives, given to them by their Jewish and Polish parents, well.
The exhibition was seen by 19 200 people
Children
  • Marysia
    After 65 years, I found my relatives in Israel. Now I have a wonderful, large family.
    Tereska
    I didn't know that I was an adopted Jewish child, but I felt that there was something wrong with me.
    Inka
    When I say "parents",
    I think of my "second" parents, I didn't know others. I got everything from them.
    Tusia
    My foster mother decided that it was her duty to raise me. Despite the fact that it wasn't easy for her, she was able to fulfill the obligation.
    Tereska
    I have lived my life with false papers. I don't know when I was born and who my parents were. I cannot deal with it.
  • Bietka
    I am here thanks to the love of both of my mothers, Jewish and Polish. The goodness, that knew no fear, at the time when evil triumphed.
    Dorotka
    My Polish father was a warm and cordial man. Thanks to him I like people and I haven't become a cold, bitter woman.
    Elżunia
    Putting a child into foreign hands was true heroism. I don't know if I could do it myself.
    Basia
    I survived thanks to my Polish mother. I am grateful that she regognized me as her daughter. Thanks to her I am who I am.
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    Krysia
    I always felt a strange chill in my relationship with my mother. I was never cuddled nor kissed. I remember her disapproving gaze.
  • Małgosia
    I had a very happy childhood. My parents provided me with the best of everything. And maybe even more.
    Renia
    My foster mother loved me immensely and unconditionally. I was her real family, and she was mine.
    Zbyszek
    I always knew subconsciously that
    I was Jewish, but
    I never asked my mother, hoping that she would tell me.
    Ania
    Mom was always my mom. I loved her very much. My feelings didn't change when
    I learned the truth.
    Jadzia
    I survived thanks to my foster parents. They saved my life, loved and recognized me as their own child. I will always be grateful to them for that.
Parents
  • Chana i Jakub
    Fajnsztejnowie
    Stanisława
    Butkiewicz
    Katarzyna
    Chyłek
    Halina
    Grynszpan
    Anastazja
    Sobolewska
  • Tadeusz
    Sobolewski
    Jakub
    Goldynsztajn
    Helena
    Goldynsztajn
    Mikołaj
    Titarenko
    Maria
    Titarenko
  • Kazimiera
    Ciarkowska
    Stanisława
    Bussoldowa
    Leokadia
    Zalewska
    Jan
    Zalewski
    Halina i Stanisław
    Brzuscy
  • Antonina
    Kraśnicka
    Natalia
    Kosko
    Dawid
    Putter
    Rachela
    Putter
    Anna
    Zalech
  • Czesław
    Zalech
    Leontyna
    Temerson
    Stanisław
    Temerson
    Czesława
    Otrębska
    Jan Marek
    Otrębski
  • Emilia
    Praeminger
    Izydor
    Praeminger
    Maria
    Hromiak
    Władysław
    Wielesik
    Marianna
    Siwińska
  • Stanisława
    Dubiniecka
    Albin
    Dubiniecki
    Marianna
    Seroczyńska
    Władysław
    Seroczyński