Jacob's Rescue A Holocaust Story
Jacob: jacob is a jewish boy in the biggest ghetto in Warsaw. Jacob is smuggeld out of the ghetto with the help of his grandmother. Jacobs grandmother hands him over to a polish man Alex. Jacobs name is changed to a more polish name Genyek. Jacob is planned to live with alex an his family until the war is over.
Alex: Alex is a polish man with 2 children and a wife. Alex takes Jacob from the ghetto in Warsaw. When Alex gets jacob he first tells him 3 things, Your name is Genyek now,You will not die,Im uncle Alex. Alex makes tons of sacrifices for "Genyek" including moving multuiple times to keep him safe. He also sells the apartment to get medical attention for one of Jacobs brothers he takes in. Alex takes in both of Jacobs brothers this is very risky and for what he did he won the Righteous Among Nations Award
Mela Rosan: Mela Is married to Alex. she helps the kids stay safe. she cooks warm meals for the children. she treats the boys like they are her own. Mela also is scared and worried for her and her childrens lives. Mela also is given then Righteous Among Nations Award.
1. One of the ways Roslan earned the medal is they sold their own home and risked their lives hiding Jacob and his Jewish brother. They are constantly lying to the nazis and if one of the Jewish boys was found they all would have been killed putting all their lives in danger to save these Jewish boys is what earned them the award.
2. Another way the Roslans earned the award is Yurek one of their children was sick an saved some of his medicine to give to Sholom take make him healthier this put the own boys health I. Danger by not taking the right amount of medicine.
3. The Rosalans also won the award because Alex an mela take in the 3rd boy after Sholom passes away. Towards the end of the war they escape to the out skirts of Poland in a small village. They stay their and that is were they are told the wars over! Alex and Mela return the boys back to their father but it wasnt easy. They loved the boys.