Building starts on museum dedicated to Polish righteous gentiles

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Construction has begun on a museum in Poland dedicated to Poles who saved Jews during World War II.

The cost of building in the southeastern Poland village of Markowa is estimated at $1.8 million. Construction is being financed by Poland and the Subcarpathian region.

The museum is scheduled to open in 2014.

Stories will be presented on events that took place in the Subcarpathian region. The museum also plans to include exhibits on Polish-Jewish relations before and after the war.

In 1944, the Nazis murdered eight Jews in Markowa from the Szall and Goldman families, and the entire Ulma family who was hiding them — Jozef and Wiktoria along with their six children.

In 1995, Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma were honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.

 

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