Each year during the Jewish Culture Festival “Preserving Memory” takes place – a ceremony recognising Poles protecting Jewish heritage.
Since the establishment of this unique award, initiated by Michael H. Traison in 1998, over 260 non-Jewish Poles have been recognized in 22 ceremonies honoring Righteous Poles preserving Jewish memory. This is an effort to recognize the selfless work of dedicated people who are often working alone, on their own initiative, to ensure that Poland’s Jewish heritage will be remembered. Their heroic stories are a testament to their selfless devotion.
We would like to thank all of the award recipients for their tireless work for the preservation of memory of the history and heritage of Polish Jews. We encourage you to follow the information on our award recipients.
To view the brochure with bios of this year's laureates, click here.