Wladyslaw Bartoszewski is most remembered for being one of the co-founders of ZEGOTA, the one-of-a-kind (in German-occupied Europe) organization devoted to the systematic rescue of Jews. In 1970, he published an extensive English-language book (click on my name, in this posting, to see my review). This detailed the Polish rescue of Jews. Owing to the fact that it included testimonies from the 1950's and 1960's, it inadvertently refuted the contention that Polish rescuers of Jews were unwilling to identify themselves owing to the presumed anti-Semitic attitudes of most Poles.
Just been reading about his career. As someone said, there was enough there to fill three lives. Great man. RIP
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