A miner from Rotherham was one of Poland’s secret heroes during the Nazi occupation. To mark Holocaust Memorial Day this month, Phil Turner tells the inspiring story.
Pawel Dlugai kept his secret for around 50 years. Now his part in the amazing rescue of Jewish people in Poland is to take pride of place with a film and exhibition of his photographs and documents at Schindler Museum in Kraków — on the site of the original enamel factory which is featured in the film Schindler’s List.
It follows an emotional visit by Pawel’s daughter Gillian who went to see the place for herself. She even got to sit at the same desk her father used at work.