Igor Abramow-Newerly (born 24 March 1903 in Bialowieza) writer and educator, known as Jerzy Abramow, Igor Newerly. For many years, he was a close collaborator of Janusz Korczak, as well as the editor-in-chief of the Mały Przegląd magazine that Korczak founded. The ties established during their work together were not broken by the outbreak of the war or by Janusz Korczak’s placement in the ghetto together with his co-workers and wards. Igor Abramow-Newerly, thanks to a forged pass, visited them in the ghetto, sent food and money. In 1941-42, he gave temporary shelter in his house to associates of the editors of the Little Review. Among those who benefited from Igor’s help in any way, apart from Janusz Korczak and his charges, were Lejzor Czarnobroda, Jakub Herzstein, Stefania Wilczyńska and Renia Sierakowska. In 1943, he was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in the Pawiak prison. One of the reasons for his arrest was providing help to Jews. Then he was sent to KL Lublin (Majdanek), from where he was sent to other concentration camps. In KL Bergen-Belsen he lived to see the liberation.
On 26th October 1982 Igor Abramow-Newerly was awarded the title „Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem Institute.
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