“The Right Address. Hiding Jews in Occupied Warsaw”


Where did Jews hide during the war? How many hideouts have been preserved until today? Perhaps you have been passing them by on a daily basis?

According to historians’ estimates, there were up to 27,000 Jews in hiding in Warsaw throughout the war years. We will never know where exactly or how many survived. Poles, who decided to help, risked their lives, since any form of help offered to Jews in Poland was punishable by death. This virtual exhibition is dedicated to both the rescuers and the rescued. We present you selected stories of rescue from Warsaw. You can visit the locations virtually at home, or while on a walk in the city.

If you know of any other stories of Jews being rescued in Warsaw, please contact us at: sprawiedliwi@polin.pl

Virtual exhibition awarded an Honourable Mention at the Sybilla Museum Event of the Year 2015.

Exhibition is realized as part of the POLIN Museum “Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History” project, in cooperation with “Pańska Skórka”, a Warsaw-based blog.




Author, concept: Karolina Dzięciołowska
Coordination, concept: Klara Jackl / “Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History”, POLIN Museum

Assistants coordinators: Mateusz Szczepaniak / “Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History”, POLIN Museum, Mateusz Kaczyński / “Pańska Skórka”
Academic consultants: Prof. Jolanta Żyndul, Dr. Artur Markowski, Adam Dylewski
English translation: Zofia Sochańska
Produced by: Artkolektyw www.artkolektyw.com

Selected bibliography:

Interviews with the Righteous Among the Nations and Holocaust survivors, and other data collected by the „Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History” project run by POLIN Museum.
Witness accounts in the archive of the Jewish Historical Institute, repertory no. 349/24: 181, 361, 454, 516, 819, 905, 1194, 1773, 1751, 1930, 2068, 2100, 2172, 2329, 2362, 2337, 2456, 2523, 2584.
Chomątowska, B.: Lachert i Szanajca. Architekci awangardy (Lachert and Szanajca. Architects of the Avant-Garde), Czarne Publishing House, Wołowiec, 2014.
Czerwosz, M.: Rzeźbiarze Saskiej Kępy wczoraj i dziś (Sculptors of Saska Kępa yesterday and today), exhibition catalogue, Warszawa 2011.
Grodzieńska, S.: Urodził go „Niebieski Ptak” (He was born by the Blue Bird), Akapit Press Publishing House, Łódź 2000.
Grupińska, A.: Ciągle po kole. Rozmowy z żołnierzami getta warszawskiego (Going Round in Circles. Conversations with the Warsaw Ghetto Soldiers), Twój Styl Publishing House, Warszawa 2000.
Guz, L.: Targowa 64. Dziennik 27 I 1943-11 IX 1944 (64 Targowa Street. Diary 27 I 1943-11 XI 1944), Czytelnik Publishing House, Warszawa 1990.
Kirszenbaum, Ch.: Moje notatki z piekła (My notes from hell), Graf Publishing House, Warszawa 2016.
Majewski, J.: Bartoszewicz, D., Urzykowski, T.: Spacerownik warszawski (Walks in Warsaw), Biblioteka Gazety Wyborczej, AGORA SA, Warszawa 2007.
Majewski, J.: Bartoszewicz, D., Urzykowski, T.: Spacerownik warszawski 2 (Walks in Warsaw. Part 2), Biblioteka Gazety Wyborczej, AGORA SA, Warszawa 2007.
Pawłowski, T.: Zieliński, Żoliborz. Przewodnik historyczny (Żoliborz. Historical Guide), J. Rosner & Wspólnicy, Warszawa 2008.
Szpilman, W.: Pianista (The pianist), Znak Publishing House, Kraków 2002.
Šumi, I., Luthar, O.: The Slovenian Righteous among Nations, Založba ZRC, Ljubljana 2016.


The map of Warsaw from 1941 used in the exhibition comes from the National Library in Warsaw collection. It was published by Polnischer Verlag and printed in B. Wierzbicki and Co. Printing Shop in Polish and German language versions, under the title: Stadtplan von Warschau/Plan Miasta Warszawy (City of Warsaw Street Map). The map shows German street names introduced by the occupier. The ghetto borders are also marked.


Exhibition is intended for internal use only, for education purposes.


Supported by the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


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