During World War II, Józef Basamania lived in the village of Markuszowa (Podkarpacie voivodship). He was involved in providing food for people of Jewish origin.
Markuszowa residents - murdered for helping Jews
– Blessed Virgin, save us! The Germans are coming again! With Perschk in charge. This time they are walking from farm to farm and clearing the ground ALL the way – reported to the neighbors one of the residents of Kozłówek village. – Yesterday they shot Aleksandra Pirga. They picked her up on the road – she and the girls...