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The WW2 Hero.. Henryk Sławik (1894-1944)


McCoy 27 | 1,269
1 Mar 2010 #1
Henryk Sławik (1894-1944) was a Polish politician, diplomat, and social worker who during World War II helped save 5,000 Hungarian and Polish Jews from Budapest by giving them false Polish passports.

Henryk Sławik, born 16 July 1894 in Szeroka (now a part of Jastrzębie-Zdrój, then in the Prussian zone of partitioned Poland), was executed by Nazi Germans in Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp on 26 August 1944. Sławik was a Polish politician in the interwar period, social worker, activist, and diplomat, who during World War II helped save over 5,000 Polish as well as Hungarian Jews in Budapest by giving them false Polish passports with Catholic designation.

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Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #2
So What?
Soon this thread will be full of upstart who have nothing similar to present and will be playing down fact that HE was Polish.

Recognition of His moral integrity and courage is needed only for people to understand that it can be done.
He doesn't need it!
By the way, life of His wife after the war is an answer for many questions about Poland asked by foreigners.
Matowy - | 295
1 Mar 2010 #3
Soon this thread will be full of upstart who have nothing similar to present and will be playing down fact that HE was Polish.

His nationality is irrelevant. A good person is a good person, regardless of where they were born or where they live.
Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #4
His nationality is irrelevant. A good person is a good person,

what about a bad person?
Matowy - | 295
1 Mar 2010 #5
What do you mean? Most people are "bad".
Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #6
as in "bad more than average" huh?
Do you have a point ?
becaouse I do!
There are certin kind of people, plenty of them to be honest, who will notice someone nationality when said person do wrong,and before you ask - kick his dog for fun!

The same people tend to downplay role of nationality when "hero" factor comes into the play!
Matowy - | 295
1 Mar 2010 #7
There are certin kind of people, plenty of them to be honest, who will notice someone nationality when said person do wrong,and before you ask - kick his dog for fun!

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.

The same people tend to downplay role of nationality when "hero" factor comes into the play!

Good for them?
Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #8
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean.

I don't know either :)

I wanted to say that Slawik was an Polish Hero and Poles have a right to be proud of him!
Matowy - | 295
1 Mar 2010 #9
I wanted to say that Slawik was an Polish Hero and Poles have a right to be proud of him!

What, so they can usurp his achievements and pass them off as their own (however vaguely)? It is an insult to such people to attribute their deeds to their nationality or other such irrelevant factors. He did good things because he was a good person, not because of his nationality.
Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #10
What

His nationality provided him with right incentive and background !
Matowy - | 295
1 Mar 2010 #11
So his traits are inherent to Poland and the Polish?
Ironside 50 | 10,906
1 Mar 2010 #12
no but Poland provided supportive climate for them to blossom ...
Torq
1 Mar 2010 #13
There's a very good book about Henryk Sławik......highly recommended!
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 Mar 2010 #14
Look at Oscar Schindler, he most definitely wasn't Polish. He saved many Jews and put his back into his cause.
gumishu 11 | 5,629
2 Mar 2010 #15
I think it was his wife who was more into the cause than Oskar Schindler himself.
Ironside 50 | 10,906
2 Mar 2010 #16
Look at Oscar Schindler, he most definitely wasn't Polish. He saved many Jews and put his back into his cause.

As I understood he saved them for financial reason, what does it prove anyway?
his cause was his purse ...according to his wife :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
2 Mar 2010 #17
She didn't get much of a mention in the film. Maybe she should have done?


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