Dear User,
On May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with information about the processing of personal data on the PolskieRadio.pl website.
1.The Data Administrator is Polish Radio S.A., based at 77/85 Niepodległości Ave., 00-977, Warsaw.
2.On issues regarding your data, please contact the Data Protection Officer, e-mail: iod@polskieradio.pl, tel. 22 645 34 03.
3.Personal data may be processed for marketing purposes based on consent.
4.Personal data may be shared solely for the purpose of proper implementation of services defined in the privacy policy.
5.Personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation.
6.Personal data will be stored for 5 years after an account is deactivated, in accordance with the law.
7.You have the right to access your personal data, correct it, to have it moved or deleted, or to limit its processing.
8.You have the right to object to further processing, and in the case of voicing consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent. The exercise of the right to withdraw consent does not affect any processing that has already taken place.
9.You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
10.Polish Radio S.A. declares that no automated decisions are made when personal data is processed, and that profiling is not used.
For more information on this subject, please read our personal data and privacy policy.
English Section

Conference honours Polish diplomats who saved Jews in WWII

20.10.2021 09:45
An international academic conference entitled “The Choice to Save Lives: Diplomatic Rescue During the Holocaust” is under way in Warsaw as part of efforts to honour Polish diplomats who helped Jews in World War II.
Aleksander Ładoś (1891-1963).
Aleksander Ładoś (1891-1963).Image: Wikimedia Commons [Public domain]

Organized by Poland's Pilecki Institute, the conference is part of events to mark the Year of Aleksander Ładoś.

Ładoś, who served as Poland’s envoy to Switzerland during WWII, led an unofficial group of Polish diplomats who worked together with members of Jewish organizations to rescue European Jews from the Holocaust.

The group's members illegally purchased and issued passports and citizenship certificates of four South and Central American states: Paraguay, Honduras, Haiti and Peru.

The documents were delivered to people facing the threat of death to protect them from being taken to Nazi German death camps. 

It is estimated that the Ładoś group issued 4,000 to 5,000 such documents.

The conference is discussing the results of research on rescue operations undertaken during the Holocaust by diplomatic missions and the governments that stood behind them.

The participants include academics from Poland, Israel, Germany, the United States, Lithuania, Austria and the Czech Republic.


Click on the audio player above to listen to an interview in which Polish Radio reporter Klaudiusz Madeja discusses the legacy of the Ładoś group with the Pilecki Institute's Tomasz Stefanek.