Friday, 24 April 2015

Władysław Bartoszewski (19 Feb 1922 - 24 April 2015)

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski (19 Feb 1922 - 24 April 2015) passed away today at the age of 93. He was a writer, journalist, historian, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, soldier of the Home Army, former prisoner of Auschwitz, Warsaw Uprising fighter, member of anti-communist resistance, member of Solidarity, honorary citizen of Israel and Righteous Among the Nations. He is chiefly remembered for being one of the co-founders of ZEGOTA, the one-of-a-kind (in German-occupied Europe) organization devoted to the systematic rescue of Jews.

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