Poles Who Saved Jews 09 [2]

Poles Who Saved the Jews - Irena Sendler, Zofia Kossak, Sister Matylda Getter

Subject: no
Face value: 2 pln
Alloy: (CuAl5Zn5Sn1) NG
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 8.15 g
Finish: standard
Mintage: 1400000 pcs
On the edge: an inscription, NBP, repeated eight times, every second one inverted by 180 degrees, separated by stars
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2009-12-01
Issue price: 2 pln
A stylised image of a wall with a breach in the shape of a hand, in the middle. On the right-hand side, above the wall, an inscription, ŻEGOTA. On the left-hand side, above the wall, an image of barbed wire. At the top, a semicircular inscription, POLACY RATUJACY ŻYDÓW (Poles who saved the Jews).

Designer: Roussanka Nowakowska
An image of the Eagle established as the State Emblem of the Republic of Poland. On the sides of the Eagle, the notation of the year of issue, 20-09. Below the Eagle, an inscription, ZŁ 2 ZŁ. In the rim, an inscription, RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (Republic of Poland), preceded and followed by six pearls. The Mint's mark, M/W, under the Eagle's left leg.

Designer: Ewa Tyc-Karpińska

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Poles Who Saved the Jews

The Jews, who were Polish residents, perished as a result of World War II and ensuing Nazi occupation. The 3.5 million-strong Jewish population was destroyed by cruel terror, forced settlement in ghettos and mass extermination in the gas chambers of Treblinka, Auschwitz and Belzec. Helping Jews in Poland was punishable by death. Against the background of such a grim reality, special respect is commanded by the conduct - humanitarian, full of courage and bravery - of those Poles who dared to save Jews, inevitably exposing themselves and their families to death.

Irena Sendler (1910-2008). Before World War II, she worked as a social worker in the Social Care and Public Health Division. When persecution of Jews had started, she organised a network ...

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