Courage and Humanity: How Jewish Children Survived in Poland from 1942-1945

The new memorial exhibition titled "Meine jüdischen Eltern, meine polnischen Eltern" focuses on a dark chapter in Poland’s history.

[Translate to Englisch:] (c) Stiftung "Kinder des Holocaust"

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Johannes Kepler University has also been focusing on some of the darker times in Austria’s history. A new exhibition takes a look back at an aspect of Germany’s invasion of Poland.

The exhibition “Meine jüdischen Eltern, meine polnischen Eltern” will open on campus at noon (Keplergebäude Bldg., Hall C) on May 7, 2018, on the anniversary of the German capitulation to the Western Allies in 1945. The exhibition tells the story of 15 Jewish children born between 1939 and 1942. These children were saved by Poles courageous enough to call the children their own, thus saving their lives.

On behalf of the JKU, Rector Univ. Prof. Meinhard Lukas will open the exhibition together with our partner, the Polish Institute of Vienna (Representative: Mag. Rafał Sobczak, Director of the Polish Institute Vienna, Counselor) and Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Upper Austria (Representative: Univ. Prof. Christian Hofer).

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