(Reuters) – Poles who risked their lives a half century ago by taking in fugitive Jews during the Nazi Holocaust were honored in Warsaw on Sunday, in what may be one of their final gatherings. They recalled how they risked the death penalty for themselves and their family. “At various times we had up to nine people living in our flat. They had free run of the house, but when they heard a knock at the door, they would all run down to a special hiding place next to the coal bin,” said Waclaw Nowinski, 83. (Read about the heroic Christians in Reuters report) Also read more of their stories at WTOP .

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