These testimonies, submitted by individual authors and not originally intended for publication, were assembled as a historical record by the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland. While evil and brutal anti-Semitism are described, the accounts also reveal the great risks taken by courageous individuals in order to save Jewish children.
Wiktoria Sliwowska is a historian and professor at the Institute of Polish History at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. A member of the Association of the Children of the Holocaust in Poland, her account is included in this volume. Julian Bussgang, an engineer and entrepreneur, was born in Lw w, Poland, and served during the war in the Free Polish Army. He has lived in the United States since 1949. In the last few years, he and his wife, Fay, have spent a great deal of time in Poland and have become very interested in the small Jewish community that remains there.