Story of Ładoś Group to be told at Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors

The story of Polish diplomats Aleksander Ładoś, Konstanty Rokicki and Stefan Ryniewicz who saved at least four hundred Jews during WWII by issuing them with forged south American passports will be presented at the Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators and Friends.

All Ładoś Group members in one picture

A joint photo of the Ładoś Group, which helped Jews escape Europe using fake passports, and the Swiss Jewry was found by Poland’s Ambassador to...

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The courageous actions of the three diplomats who came to be known as the Ładoś Group or the Bernese Group, will be presented by Jakub Kumoch, Poland’s Ambassador to Switzerland, and Heidi Fishman, the author of “Tutti’s Promise” – a book about the fate of a Jewish-Dutch family under the German occupation of the Netherlands in 1940.

Founded by Marilyn Sinclair, the Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators and Friends “Liberation 75” will take place in Toronto, Canda, on May 31 - June 2, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Jews in 1945. The organisers want it to be a historic global gathering of Holocaust survivors, descendants, educators and friends.

Over 3,500 participants, 7,500 students, 600 educators and over 120 organisations worldwide are expected to participate in the event, informs its website.

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Headed by Aleksander Ładoś, Poland's ambassador to Switzerland during WWII, the group was comprised of Polish diplomats Aleksander Ładoś himself, consul Konstanty Rokicki, Stefan Ryniewicz, and Jewish activists: Abraham Silberschein, Chaim Yisroel Eiss and Juliusz Kühl.

The group issued forged Paraguayan and Honduran passports that were later delivered to Jews threatened by imminent death in Nazi German death and concentration camps.