Sister Eutalia Jadwiga Wismont, a Nazareth Sister, was awarded the Medal of the Righteous Among the Nations. Along with other Sisters during World War II, she risked her life to help Jewish children who found rescue from the Holocaust at the Sisters’ school.

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the convent of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in Warsaw at 137 Czerniakowska Street, a solemn unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the Sisters took place.

On the program: a Holy Mass presided over by Bishop Michał Janocha and the solemn unveiling of a memorial plaque (on the convent wall in Czerniakowska Street).

The event was attended, among others, by the religious authorities of the Congregation of the Nazareth Sisters, families of the commemorated Sisters, families of the rescued Girls, state authorities, representatives of the Institute of National Remembrance, delegations of students and graduates of Nazareth schools.

Sister Eutalia Jadwiga Wismont was awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medal in January 2023. During the wartime occupation, she was the superior of the Warsaw community of the Nazareth Sisters and officially the owner of the tailor school, where the Sisters conducted secret education and protected Jewish children. Other Sisters (listed on the plaque) who worked at the school during the war and brought aid to Jewish children were:

Sr. Amabilis Maria Filipowicz
Sr. Ezechiela Janina Szupenko
Sr. Florencja Irena Jankowska
Sr. Izabela Jadwiga Machowska
Sr. Lauretana Barbara Gumowska

Several girls were permanently housed at the Nazareth Sisters’ school. Younger children lived with the Sisters for a short time, usually being transferred to other convents or families. Some of the Jewish girls never left the dormitory building, so the Sisters made their convent garden available to them so they could enjoy the fresh air there. The exact number of rescued children is not known. All the Jewish children who ended up in the Nazareth Sisters’ convent survived the war.

Sr. Karolina Łuczak
spokeswoman for the Nazareth Sisters
cell. (+48) 502 293 994