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Henryk Wolinski

(1901 - 1986)

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The head of the “Jewish Department” of the Armia Krajowa (Polish underground organization), Wolinski informed the Polish government-in-exile of Nazi anti-Jewish policy in occupied Poland. He served as the Polish underground’s liaison with the Jewish Fighting Association. During the great deportation, he provided work permits and shelter and procured weapons for the underground. He was recognized by Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous among the Nations because he begged his commanders to help rescue Jews, participated in the Zegota and helped hide many Jews.

Sources: Yad Vashem; Simon Wiesenthal Center; Dor, Danny, Ed. Brave and Desperate. Israel: Ghetto Fighters' House Museum, 2003, p. 153.

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