The Zegota During The Holocaust

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The Zegota

The Zegota was a group of brave people who saved thousands of lives and risked their own lives in the process to save others during World War Two while the Nazi were causing formidable views into the people. The Zegota helped thousands of Jews escape Nazi controlled europe demonstrating that more people should have been saved by others standing up to the Nazis.
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The Zegota was a government financed organized in Europe that hid Jews during World War Two why would people risk their lives to save others? “Zagota played a crucial role in the rescue of several thousand Jews who had survived the massive deportations in the summer of 1942” (Tomaszewski). Although the Zegota operated in a few places it was mostly based in
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“Żegota helped save some 4,000 Polish Jews by providing food, medical care, relief money and false identity documents for those hiding on the so-called "Aryan",” ( Wallach). the people who worked for the Zegota gave up their time and helped year round and had a lot of empathy towards the anyone who was persecuted by the Nazis. largest cell of Żegota (Felicja) was led by Mieczysław Herling-Grudziński, a wealthy lawyer, who hid 600 Jews”( Wallach). “Both Jews and non-Jews sheltered Jews during the Shoah,” (Tomaszewski). “Over 700 Polish heroes, unlawful death by Germans as a result of helping and sheltering their Jewish neighbors,”…show more content…
The Council to Aid Jews, Żegota, was the diligent of an earlier secret organization set up for the purpose of rescuing Jews in German occupied Poland,(Wallach). “Żegota helped save some 4,000 Polish Jews by providing food, medical care, relief money and false identity documents for those hiding on the so-called "Aryan",”( Wallach). “Within a short time, the original Committee had 180 persons under its care, but was dissolved for political and financial reasons,” (Wallach). It was hard to help and take care of so many Jews when they didn 't have a lot of support and
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