The Polski Trilogy

A historical fiction novel explores unusual activity at a Polish hotel during the Holocaust.

May 4, 2018 00:18
SS SOLDIERS patrol Nowolipie Street in the Warsaw Ghetto during the 1943 uprising

SS SOLDIERS patrol Nowolipie Street in the Warsaw Ghetto during the 1943 uprising. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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HOW WILL today’s actions affect the lives of our grandchildren? How can a seemingly insignificant moment change the fate of multiple families? Is it possible to successfully take on a new identity? These are all issues addressed in “The Polski Trilogy,” a work of historical fiction by Leon Gildin, inspired by the true story of a hotel in Warsaw, Poland, used by the Gestapo in 1943 to house Jews bearing citizenship papers of neutral countries.

Most of these papers were forged documents prepared by the neutral countries’ consulates in Europe, without the knowledge of their home governments, according to the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum’s Shoah Resource Center. The plan was to exchange the Jews for German citizens imprisoned by the Allies. Many Jews risked their lives by coming out of hiding to obtain these documents.


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