Righteous Among the Nations

global mural campaign

Created by Artists 4 Israel and Combat Antisemitism movement, this project is a collaborative multimedia initiative in which artists paint large-scale murals honoring the heroes who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust. By positioning murals in important and high-profile locations and using media and technology (QR codes), mural visitors can learn about the Holocaust and its heroes.

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our local heros

Tibor Baranski

Credited with saving thousands of Jewish lives as a young seminary student with the help of Monsignor Angelo Rotta, Hungary’s Papal Nuncio. They used letters of protection, hid Jews in protected Vatican apartments and wine cellars, and provided Jewish citizens with food, medicine, and supplies.

Dr. Clara Ambrus

During her first year of medical school in Hungary, she bribed guards at both camps and ghettos in Nazi occupied Hungary to release Jewish prisoners who were hidden and cared for by her family until the end of WWII.

Sister Margit Slachta

Formed the Union of Catholic Women and the Sisters of Social Services, which was well-known all over Hungary for nursing, midwifery and orphanage services. She worked tirelessly to spare Jews from deportation, sent food and supplies to the Jewish ghettos and sheltered people in convents. Through her efforts with the Church, it is estimated that she helped to rescue more than 2000 Jews.

Location

The mural will be located on the eastern wall of the Research Studies Center Auditorium at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This location was chosen because of its street view and proximity to the main entrance of Roswell, and because Katalin Baranski (Tibor’s wife) and Clara and Julian Ambrus were researchers at Roswell.

artists

We have selected a young muralist, TakerOne, from Budapest to paint the mural. The selection of a Hungarian artist is an important connection for our project.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS and Generous Donors:

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • SENATOR TIM KENNEDY
  • AMBRUS FAMILY
  • BARANSKI/FORGACH FAMILY
  • BUFFALO JEWISH FEDERATION

TIMELINE:

The installation will take place at the end of April. An unveiling will be planned for Sunday, May 5 in conjunction with the Yom HaShoah Commemoration.

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Contact

E-mail:
lauren@buffalojewishfederation.org
Phone:
716-463-5072
Address:
338 Harris Hill Road, Suite 108B
Williamsville, NY 14221