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Janusz Korczak [1878-1942]. He is PRETTY MUCH MY HERO. Living in Warsaw during the Holocaut, Korczak was a pediatritian, an educator, an orphanage director and an author of works for children and pedagogical books adults. In 1942, after refusing many offers of escape, he led the 5 mile trek alongside the 192 children from the ophanage to the trains that would ultimately lead them to thir death at Treblinka. He stated “When I approach a child, I have two feelings: affection for what he is…

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Martha Stewart, born in USA as Martha Helen Kostyra. Both parents were Polish.

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Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980)  born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star".

THE PAİNTER....................Tamara de Lempicka

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Maximilian Kolbe   Maximilian Koble, catholic priest and auschwitz prisoner, sent to the camp for sheltering Jews in his church. He volunteered to take the place of a man condemned to death as the man had a family and begged to be spared. Koble starved in the punishment cells and the other man survived and lived to his 90s.

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John Paul II

John Paul II

The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in 1943. The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. When the life of their chaplain Father Zienkiewicz was threatened, the Sisters renewed their offer, saying, "There is a greater need for a priest on this earth than for us. We pray that God will take us in his place, if sacrifice of life is needed." Amazing heroines and martyrs!

The Eleven Nuns of Nowogrodek were executed by the Gestapo in 1943. The Sisters unanimously expressed a desire to their chaplain to offer their lives in sacrifice for the imprisoned to spare those who had families. When the life of their chaplain Father Zienkiewicz was threatened, the Sisters renewed their offer, saying, "There is a greater need for a priest on this earth than for us. We pray that God will take us in his place, if sacrifice of life is needed." Amazing heroines and martyrs!

Love this shot of Blessed John Paul II

Love this shot of Blessed John Paul II

WADOWICE, POLAND - 1920: Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) with his mother Emilia of Kaczorowski family.  (Photo by Laski Diffusion/Getty Im...

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J.P The Second

J.P The Second

Poland, Warsaw, 1957. First celebration of Warsaw Uprising, by men and women who fought in the insurrection, ceremonies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Księżniczka Ola.

railways-and-roses: “ Poland, Warsaw, 1957. First celebration of Warsaw Uprising, by men and women who fought in the insurrection, ceremonies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. . ”

Krszystof Baczysnki, Polish poet and Resistance fighter. Died in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising.

Krszystof Baczysnki, Polish poet and Resistance fighter. Died in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising.

St. John Paul II ~ moms favoritem Pope.

St. John Paul II

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Tadeusz Pankiewicz (November 21, 1908 - November 5, 1993) was a Polish Roman Catholic pharmacist operating in the Kraków Ghetto during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. He was recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem on February 10, 1983, for rescuing countless Jews from the Holocaust.

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Jerzy Popieluszko - Polish Catholic Priest who aided the polish solidarity union in the early 80's. Was one of the few within the church to be staunchly opposed to the communist party and instead sided with the trade #union movement. He was assassinated by the government after two failed attempts.

Jerzy Popieluszko

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