The Ulma family secretly gave shelter to eight Jews for almost two years in German-occupied Poland, hiding them from the Nazi regime during the Second World War. Józef and Wiktoria Ulma had seven children, including the child in Wiktoria’s womb. The families lived alongside each other in peace in the Ulmas' simple, two-room, wooden cottage in the countryside.
Nazis, informed by a local policeman that Jews were being hidden in the household, came early in the morning March 24, 1944, right before Easter. First, they killed all eight of the Jewish fugitives. Then they shot Wiktoria and Józef. Then they murdered the children.
And now the heroic story of the Ulma family is being told, inspiring everyday family life throughout the world.