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During chaos, when the moral values of a society fade from view, there are many people who exploit the situation and take advantage of others. There are also a principaled few who, at great cost to themselves, choose to do all they can to protect the lives of others. We honor these people who during the darkest moments of human history reminded us that there was still good in the world.

Click on a plaque to read more about their heroic deeds.

Maria & Yulian Kasperovich, Righteous Among the Nations (Мария
и Юлиан Касперович)
Maria & Vladislav Keiovski, Righteous Among the Nations (Мария
и Владислав Кийовски)
Stepan & Agafya Mozol, Righteous Among the Nations (Степан и Агафья Мозоль)
Avdeus & Chvedar Siroshik, Unsung Heroes
Franciszek Smorczewski, Righteous Among the Nations (Франциск


*Righteous among the Nations – Yad VaShem officially recognizes people who risked their lives to protect Jews during the Shoah.

*Unsung Heroes – individuals who have not been officially recognized that we believe should be remembered for their heroic actions.

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