A traveling exhibit about the men and women who helped save the Jewish from the Nazi’s during World War II has opened up in Illinois. The exhibit, “Righteous Among the Nations – Help of Polish people for the Jewish population in Malopolska Province in the year 1939 – 1945,” has opened up at the Thompson Center.
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A collaboration between Treasurer Dan Rutherford and the Polish Consul General made the exhibit’s viewing in the Thompson Center possible. It tells the story of Polish citizens helping save Jewish lives. Polish citizens were the only people in the entire Nazi-occupied territory who were punished by death for helping Jewish people. The exhibit, which contains six, four sided panels with historical facts and pictures, will also go on display at some state universities in the coming months. Chicago has the highest population of Poles outside of Poland.