‘They risked their lives: Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust’

Eleonora Golen from Jaslo in Poland (pictured below) hid a 10 year old Jewish girl in 1942. At the end of that year, when the German authorities ransacked her house, they shot the girl and imprisoned Eleonora for a month. On January 5th 1943 Eleonora was put up against the prison wall in Jaslo and shot. It was a ‘show’ execution, warning others not to hide Jews.

This is just one of the heart wrenching stories conveyed by the exhibition: They Risked Their Lives – Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

Co-sponsored by the Polish Consulate in Sydney, the exhibition was shown at the Backyard Opera Studio in Tempe last weekend. Posters from the exhibition: