A CARD FROM THE CALENDAR - SOBOLEWSKI FAMILY
In order to help the persecuted Jews of Brańska, both the parents, i.e. Wacława and Paweł, and the children were involved. First they delivered food to the ghetto, then to the forest. – And remember, children: don’t say a word to anyone. And if they catch you, don’t admit anything,” dad instructed.
In the autumn, the Germans came across a trench in the forest with lots of Jewish fugitives. They shot them all, with the exception of two boys, Chaim Wróbel and Israel Brenner, who had gone a short while earlier to fetch water and brushwood. They had nowhere to return to. They found rescue with the Sobolewski family. At first, they hid in the barn, later, when some Germans moved into the Poles’ house, the cemetery crypt was used as a hiding place for the boys. Until the end of the German occupation, Alek, Zosia, and Antek carried food, hot water, and clothes for them there.