Wiewiórka k. Dębicy
The operation to pacify Wiewiórka village was led by the head of Gestapo in Dębica himself – Julius Garbler. To his friends he was a polite, elegant gentleman, while at work he was an exemplary Gestapo officer – ruthless and cruel. On 23 March 1943, together with the officers of Bahnschutzpolizei from Dębica, at first he visited the house of Skwir family. After shooting the local residents Germans went to the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Wałęg. There, shots were fired, grenades exploded and the screams of murdered people could be heard. From the Wałęg family the following people died: Wojciech, Anna, Władysław, Stanisława and Władysława. As they were leaving, the German criminals set fire to all the buildings. – Now to the Grzyb family! – was the order. In a short time Jadwiga and Jan were led out of the house. A moment later, one of the Germans re-entered the house with Jadwiga and shot her there. Jan was murdered in the yard. They were killed for giving shelter to Jews.
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