Polish Priest recues Torah and gives it to American Jew after WWII Quote - Richmond, 79, a bearded Boston native who also served in Germany, Austria, Laos, andMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 15View Source
Polish Priest recues Torah and gives it to American Jew after WWII
Richmond, 79, a bearded Boston native who also served in Germany, Austria, Laos, and the Soviet Union before
retiring from the foreign service, was one of four Jews in his BC graduating class. He explained his gift of the scroll to
the University by saying, “Catholic Poland sheltered its Jews for more than 500 years, a Catholic priest rescued the
Torah from a synagogue torched by the Nazis in 1939 and sheltered it for 21 years, and Boston College sheltered me for
four years and awarded me the degree that enabled me to make a start on a 30-year career.” …
While the provenance of the Torah—its synagogue and town—are not known, an expert’s evaluation in September
determined from various stylistic touches and dedicatory inscriptions that the Torah was of Polish origin, that its creator
was Rabbi Shmuel Shveber, a highly regarded scribe of his time, and that it was completed in 1919.
Dear group, please can you rack your brains and help me think of all the possible "Forgotten Heroes" from Poland in WW2 but with a link to Kresy.
Examples from Western Poland would be Jan Karksi, Captain Pilecki, Irene Sandler.
From a Kresy angle I can think of General Anders (not forgotten to us but probably still largely unknown in the West); Wojtek the Bear; General Maczek; General Sosabowski (I am including him because he was a Commander in the Polish Armed Forces in Exile). I would like to know of any AK/Partisan "heroes" from Kresy, any Polish citizens who helped to save Jewish people during the German occupation of Kresy etc Also Polish Airforce "Aces" from the Battle of Britain.