Portrait of Zegota member Andrzej Klimowicz

Portrait of Żegota member Andrzej Klimowicz

Wartime portrait of Andrzej Klimowicz, Poland.

Andrzej Klimowicz (1918–1996) aided and rescued Jews in Warsaw throughout the duration of the German occupation of Poland. He eventually became a member of the Council for Aid to Jews (codenamed “Żegota”), a clandestine organization that coordinated efforts to save Jews from Nazi persecution and murder. Under the auspices of Żegota, Andrzej played a role in providing Jews in Warsaw with forged identity papers and hiding places outside the walls of the Warsaw ghetto. Andrzej survived the war. In 1981, Yad Vashem recognized Andrzej as Righteous Among the Nations.


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