[Tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations Polish doctors and medical students]

Przegl Lek. 2015;72(6):291-4.
[Article in Polish]


52 Polish doctors and medical students received the Righteous Among the Nations title awarded by the Yad Vashem remembrance authority in Jerusalem for having saved the life of a Jew during the Holocaust or having tried to recue a Jew who was helpless and facing death or deportation. We have an obligation to remember these Righteous doctors, who were spurred in World War II by the "banality of good", so that future generations can identify with the anonymous survivors who demonstrated such generosity, humanity, and courage and who put their own lives at risk.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Awards and Prizes*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Holocaust / history*
  • Israel
  • Jews / history
  • Physicians / history*
  • Poland
  • Rescue Work / history*
  • Students, Medical / history*
  • Survivors