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Wójcik, Władysław | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Name: Wójcik, Władysław

Historical Note:

In 1950, Władysław Wójcik, a construction technician, while working on the site of the Warsaw ghetto, discovered the second part of the Ringelblum Archives, which contain clandestine documentation of ghetto life. The documents were hidden in two large milk canisters. Wójcik, having notified the Jewish Historical Institute, ensured security of the documents.

In time, Mr. Wójcik emigrated from Poland to the US, where his health gradually deteriorated. He also encountered financial hardships. Mr. Wójcik desperately sought help from various Jewish organizations, as well as from private persons. Having been recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile Among Nations, he had been given no help from Jewish establishment in the U.S. or Israel.

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