Seven WWII Polish Heroes to Know

A Polish friend recently ‘shared’ a story on my Facebook page entitled ‘7 Polish Heroes the World Should Know About.’ These seven Poles are known for their acts of bravery during WWII. The post is timely in honor of September 1, 1939, the day Germany invaded Poland.

I’ve written blog posts about three of the seven.  

Jan Karski, who first alerted the world and Roosevelt about conditions in the Warsaw Ghetto. Under the Helpful Links tab there is a link to the Jan Karski Institute. (April 8, 2014)

Witold Pilecki – the only man to have snuck INTO Auschwitz. (February 22, 2014)

Irena Sendler – my favorite heroine of all time. See also (February 23, 2014)

I was not aware that three Polish cryptologists played a role in the Enigma decoding machine, or of Henryk Slawik, a Pole who saved thousands before being arrested and dying in Mauthausen. 

The article is interesting reading, but I have not personally verified all information. See Link below for further information. 

Web Article – 7 Polish Heroes the World Should Know