Władysław Szpilman (1911-2000) was a Polish-Jewish pianist and classical composer. Szpilman is widely known as the protagonist of the 2002 Roman Polanski film THE PIANIST, which recounted his survival of the German occupation of Warsaw and the Holocaust. Wilhelm Hosenfeld (1895-1952) was a German Army officer who helped Szpilman to survive hidden in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944.
Janusz Korczak. 1878-1942. Médecin, pédiatre, pédagogue. Militant pour les droits de l'enfant. Il a géré un orphelinat à Varsovie, puis dans le ghetto. Ses amis lui offrirent l'occasion de s'échapper, il refusa et choisit d'accompagner jusqu'au bout les enfants, tous morts à Treblinka.
Irene Sendler was head of the children's bureau of Zegota, an underground organization setup to save Jewish children after Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Her and about 30 other women help save infants, children, and teenagers from Nazis.
A child deported during the “Sperre” in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland. On September the mass deportation known as the “Sperre” began - the roundup and removal of more than children, elderly and ill Jews in a one-week period from the Lodz Ghetto.