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August 30, 2015 9:04 am

Memorial to Polish Rescuers of Jews During WWII Sparks Strong Opposition

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The symbolic "remains" of the railroad in Treblinka. Photo: wiki commons.

The symbolic ‘remains’ of the railroad in Treblinka. Many are opposing a memorial to Poles who rescued Jews from being sent to the Treblinka death camp and other Nazi concentration camps during WWII. Photo: wiki commons.

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.

Today the boy, Sigmund Rolat, is an 85-year-old Polish-American businessman and philanthropist on a mission. He aims to build a memorial in heart of Warsaw’s former ghetto to his beloved Elka and the thousands of other Polish Christians who risked their lives for Jews during World War II.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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  • AnnaDulder

    People who oppose the memorial are stupid. Poland was one of the few countries that never collaborated with Nazi Germany and having that choice given, Poland went on a bloody war, to defend the humanitarian values.
    Ww2 was a time in Polish history when many former anti-semites changed their hearts and started looking at the Jews as their compatriots, people in need. This was a true miracle, and so many people risked their lives.
    Unfortunately, today still present are forces, rooted in the anti-polish stalinist propaganda, that try to build walls between people

  • That is a Wounderful, Loving Tribute Loooong Overdue.

    Thank You, Sigmund Rolat, not only for Remembering Your Beloved Nanny, ELKA, but for Remembering ALL The BRAVE Men & Women Risking Their LIFE To SAVE
    INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN From The EVIL HITLER MURDER’S Of A RACE He
    Was 100% JEALOUS Of.

    Even today it is hard for me to understand why Hitler couldn’t be stopped. Surely the German’s
    had to know what they were doing was WRONG. Why didn’t they turn on Hitler & Murder
    Him instead ??? ALL that stood by and Participated Were PURE EVIL !!!

    The JEWS had done nothing wrong.
    They were Good, GOD Fearing People, yet they were rounded up, forced to forfeit ALL their belongings and sent to Death Camps where they were Brutally Raped Torchured and Murdered.
    These were INNOCENT MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN & it’s happening ALL over the World Today
    and Nothing is being done to Stop The EVIL Murdering of Race & Religion.

    Times are SCARY People – Even here in The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Our FREEDOM
    Is Slowly Being Taken AWAY and So Is Our History.

    What Is The Future going to be like for Our Children ???

  • That is a Wounderful, Loving Tribute Loooong Overdue.

    Thank You, Sigmund Rolat, not only for Remembering Your Beloved Nanny, ELKA, but for Remembering ALL The BRAVE Men & Women Risking Their LIFE To SAVE
    INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN From The EVIL HITLER MURDER’S Of A RACE He
    Was 100% JEALOUS Of.

    Even today it is hard for me to understand why Hitler couldn’t be stopped. Surely the German’s
    had to know what they were doing was WRONG. Why didn’t they turn on Hitler & Murder
    Him instead ??? ALL that stood by and Participated Were PURE EVIL !!!

    The JEWS had done nothing wrong.
    They were Good, GOD Fearing People, yet they were rounded up, forced to forfeit ALL their belongings and sent to Death Camps where they were Brutally Raped Torchured and Murdered.
    These were INNOCENT MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN & it’s happening ALL over the World Today
    and Nothing is being done to Stop The EVIL Murdering of Race & Religion.

    Times are SCARY People – Even here in The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Our FREEDOM
    Is Slowly Being Taken AWAY and So Is Our History.

    What’s Our Future going to be like for Our Children ???

  • Emanuel

    They deserve it.

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