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Yad Vashem on Wednesday will posthumously honor a Polish man who saved the lives of Jews during World War II by hiding them in his attic.
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The Holocaust Museum will bestow the title of righteous gentile upon Wojciech Wołoszczuk, a farmer who let Frances Schaff, nee Feiga Bader; her brother, his family and two other Jews secretly stay in his house to avoid persecution by the Nazis and their allies.
Food was scant during the war and Schaff's brother was shot dead while
trying to forage food for his family outside the house. His wife and
children survived the war but were murdered by Polish peasants in its
Schaff, the sole survivor of her family, grew up in an orphanage in
Israel. She later emigrated to the US In 2009 Schaff submitted a request
to honor Wołoszczuk, who died in 1963, after visiting Poland with her
His daughter, Janina Wołoszczuk, will come from Poland to accept the medal and certificate of honor on his behalf.