Ludwik Berger, alias 'Goliat’, was born on 13 January 1911 in Zakopane. Son of Adolf and Michalina (née Solecka). Husband of Irena (née Rogowska), Marek’s father. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw. In the tenement house where he lived, he hid people of Jewish origin and delivered weapons to the Warsaw Ghetto. Ludwik Berger die...
Helena Berger lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. Mother of Irena Włodarczyk. In her flat she hid a young girl of Jewish origin, Irena Dymińska.
Genowefa Benewiat (née Ciach) was born on 24 April 1932, daughter of Czesław and Czesława. During World War II, she lived in Warsaw. She provided food for a Jewish boy.
Witold Benedyktowicz and Zofia Benedyktowicz
Witold Benedyktowicz, a lawyer, and his sister Zofia Benedyktowicz lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. Together they helped people of Jewish origin to escape from the Warsaw Ghetto and organised shelter for these people.
Ewa Belka lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. She gave shelter to a woman of Jewish origin, Irena Rawska, and issued a registration certificate to the three-person Jewish family of Elenewajg.
Jakub and Julia Bejda
Jakub and Julia Bejda lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. Throughout the war they sheltered a Jewish woman, Nacha Spirer, in their home.
Mieczysława and Zenon Bednarski
Mieczysława and Zenon Bednarski lived in Warsaw during World War II. Together, they hid the Jewish actress Vera Gran for a fortnight.
Józefa Bednarek lived in Warsaw during World War II. She was a cook by profession. She organised shelter for two women of Jewish origin, Urszula Szyszko and Helena Bienensztok. Józefa Bednarek was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 2017.
Tadeusz Bednarczyk lived in Warsaw during World War II. In 1940, he helped lead a man of Jewish origin, Szmul Zygielbojm a.k.a. Artur, a member of the Polish National Council in London, out of the ghetto.
Bronisław and Stanisława Bednarczyk
Bronisław and Stanisława Bednarczyk lived in Warsaw during World War II. They were Jerzy’s parents. For a period of four years from June 1940, they hid a woman of Jewish origin, Celina Borstem.
Jadwiga Beck lived in Warsaw during World War II. She was the wife of Henryk a.k.a. Nekander, dr Bor. She sheltered her husband. Jadwiga Beck passed away on 23 March 1946 in Wrocław.
Wacław and Felicja Bebak
Wacław and Felicja Bebak lived in Warsaw during World War II. In their flat they were hiding a Jewish girl, Ilona Geva (nee Jankielewicz). Wacław and Felicja Bebak were awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1998.
Tadeusz and Helena Bąkała
Tadeusz and Helena (née Raszkiewicz) Bąkała were born on 19 April 1920. During World War II, they lived in Warsaw. For three weeks, they sheltered Chaim Zbyszek Birenbaum in their flat. Tadeusz passed away on 2nd September 1973. Helena deceased in 2012. Tadeusz and Helena Bąkała were awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1996.
Tadeusz Baziak lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. As a doctor he removed circumcision marks for men of Jewish origin.
Witold Bayer was born on 9 October 1906 in Warsaw, where he lived during World War II. Son of Edgar and Adela (née Bober). In his flat, he hid a teacher of Jewish origin from Łódź, and provided material aid to Goldka Goldfarb, Gamsza Abram Wielikowski and Abraham Mordka Wagner. Witold passed away on 31 May 1992 in Warsaw.
During World War II, Kazimiera Bayer lived in Warsaw at 41 Marszałkowska Street, where she sheltered Stella Seidenwesagowa, a Lviv resident of Jewish origin, with her husband and son.
Irena Bawol (married name Mielecka) was born on 21 October 1921 and lived in Warsaw during World War II. Sister of Felicja Tewel-Bartczak. In her rented flat she was hiding women of Jewish origin – Sabina Friedman (née Poper) and Maria Korzennik from Dębica. Irena Bawol was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1989.
Halina Bauman lived in Warsaw during World War II. Wife of Władysław. She took care of her husband of Jewish origin and his mother Wiera Bauman.
Tadeusz i Zofia Baum
Tadeusz and Zofia Baum lived in Warsaw during World War II. Parents of two children. The Baum couple hid a woman of Jewish origin, Leonia Jabłonek, in their flat in Anin.
Zofia Weronika Batawia-Kłodnicka lived in Warsaw during World War II. She took care of Jan Majzner-Michalski. Zofia Batawia was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1982.
Marianna Bartułd lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. She was involved in helping Jews, one of whom was Mr. Świnarski.
Julianna Bartoszkiewicz (née Kucnerowicz) was born on 27 May 1909. During World War II she lived in Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Łódzkie Voivodship) and then in Warsaw. Wife of Bronisław, mother of Stanisław, Jerzy, and Krystyna. She hid and helped the Jewish couple Waldman. Julianna passed away on 11 August 1995. Julianna Bartoszkiewicz was awarded ...
Władysław Ludwig Bartoszewski was born on 19 February 1922 in Warsaw. Son of Władysław and Beata. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw. Married to Antonina (née Mijal), from 1967 to Zofia (née Makuch) a father of Władysław Teofil. Władysław was one of the co-founders of the „Żegota” Council to Aid Jews. He helped the Jewish commu...
Jan Joniuk lived in Warsaw during World War II. Father of Leokadia (married name Michalska), Eugenia (married name Bartosiak) and Zofia (married name Wycech). Together with his daughter Eugenia he sheltered six people of Jewish origin with the following surnames: Michelson, Jomtow and Walerschtein. Jan Joniuk and his daughter Eugenia were awa...
During World War II, Mr Bartlakowski lived in Warsaw. He worked as an administrator of a building at 7 Siemiradzkiego Street. He was involved in helping a Jewish woman, Stenia Zawadzka (Zagorska), who was hiding with Tamara Polak (nee Badmajeff), who lived in that building.
Oskar Bartel was born on 24 October in Władysławowo (Wielkopolskie Voivodeship). During World War II he lived in Warsaw. Married to Zofia, who was Jewish. He prepared false documents for her under the name Jadwiga Idzikowska. He also organised a hiding place for her with the Kuszll family in Przytoczno (Lubelskie Province). He passed away on 5 ...
Marian Bartczak lived in Warsaw during World War II, where he moved from Gdynia. Helena’s husband. He helped to obtain forged documents for the Jew Marek Kleiner (Grabowski) and supported him financially. He also sheltered and helped a Jewish woman, Irena Jabłońska. Marian passed away on 24 April 1990. Marian Bartczak was awarded the ti...
Jan Bartczak was born in 1920. Maria’s son, Zofia’s (married name Gołąbek) brother. During World War II he lived in Warsaw. He helped people of Jewish origin to get out of the ghetto. He sheltered them in his house. Jan passed away in 1999. Jan Bartczak was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 2001.
Stefania Bartczak (née Krzewińska) was born on 19 December 1911. During World War II, she lived in Warsaw, then in Michalina, and from 1944, in Chojnów-Pilawa (currently Pilawa). Elżbieta’s mother. Stefania hid and took care of a Jewish girl Izabela Lewi, for whom she arranged false documents. She also took in under her roof a young Jewis...
Jerzy and Zofia Bart
Jerzy Bart was born in 1900. During World War II he and his wife lived in Warsaw. Husband of Zofia (née Derlicka, born 1912, died 1996), father of two children. The couple hid and helped a woman of Jewish origin, Bracha Wakszlak. Jerzy and Zofia Bart were awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 2002.
Ignacy Barski (nicknamed „Józef”) lived in Warsaw during World War II. He was active in the underground organisation FOP (Front for the Rebirth of Poland), and participated in the creation of the Council to Aid Jews (RPŻ).
Zofia Barska (nicknamed „Marta”) lived in Warsaw during World War II. She was active in the underground organization FOP (Front for the Rebirth of Poland), where she systematically took care of the Jewish wards.
Stefania Baron with her son Józef
Stefania Baron lived in Warsaw during World War II. Józef’s mother. Together with her son she hid and helped a Jewish woman, Feliks Heinberger’s wife.
Janina Barczak lived in Warsaw during World War II. She worked in the social welfare department. She was involved in helping Jewish children deported from Father Baudouin’s house.
Helena Barchanowska (née Balwierczyk) was born in 1896. During World War II she lived in Gołąbki (currently a housing estate in Warsaw, in the Ursus district). Mother of Zofia and Janina. She was involved in helping Jews. She searched for hiding places and handed over false documents. From October 1943 to January 1945 she was sheltering in her ...
Rajmund Barański (Prof. Dr. med.) lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. He helped the Jewish Brokman family financially.
Jadwiga Barańska lived in Warsaw during World War II. In her flat on Leśna Street she was living in one large room, where she hid Jews.
Janina Baranowska (née Machaj) lived in Warsaw during World War II. Daughter of Jan and Waleria. Sister of Eugenia (married name Kaźmierczak) and Józef. She was involved in helping Jews.
Antonina Baraniak lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. At the request of her Jewish friend, Maria Powązek, in 1942 she took in under her care Marias four-year-old daughter.
Celina Bar-Natan (née Kujawska) was born on 8th May 1913. During World War II she lived in Warsaw. Celina hid and helped Alina Rakower, a Jewish woman, and her daughter. She passed away on 1 May 2006. Celina Bar-Natan was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1987.
Zofia Baniecka was born on 12 July 1917. During World War II she lived in Warsaw. She hid and helped Jews from the Jeleń family. Zofia passed away on June 2nd, 1993. Zofia Baniecka was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 2016.
Józef and Anna Banek
Józef and Anna Banek (née Bystrzycka, passed away on 30 May 1980) lived in Warsaw during World War II. They provided help to the Jewish family of Dratwer. Józef and Anna Banek were awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1976.
Janina Stupnicka with daughter Anna Bando
Janina Stupnicka (née Wójcik) was born on 28 February 1901. Mother of Anna Bando (born 23 February 1929). During World War II she lived with her daughter in Warsaw. Janina was a teacher. Together with her daughter she hid three people of Jewish origin: Krystyna Wójcik, Lukaussy Grynberg and Mikołaj Borenstein. Furthermore, she provided them wit...
Franciszek and Aniela Banaśkiewicz
Franciszek and Aniela Banaśkiewicz lived in Warsaw during World War II. The parents of Irena (married name Podsędek). They fed a woman from the Cukert family (first name unknown). They also smuggled food into the ghetto.
Eugenia Banach lived in Warsaw during World War II. She was the mother of two children. Together with her husband, she delivered weapons to the ghetto for the Jews. The Banach family hid six Jews in their house.
Anna Balińska lived in Warsaw during World War II. She became involved in helping Bolesław Zieliński and his wife. Thanks to Anna, they were able to maintain contact with their family imprisoned in the ghetto.
Zygmunt and Jadwiga Balicki with their daughter Helena
Zygmunt Balicki was born in 1888. During WWII, he and his family lived in Warsaw. Husband of Jadwiga (born in 1884), father of Helena (married name Kozłowska, born on 19 September 1920). The Balickis’ house was a hiding place for Jews who had managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto. Zygmunt passed away in 1959. His wife Jadwiga passed aw...
Roman and Kazimiera Balewicz
Roman Balewicz was born in 1904. During World War II he lived in Warsaw on Młynarska Street. The husband of Kazimiera (born in 1902) and father of Danuta and Zofia. For two days in their house they were hiding a Jew whom Wincenty Gołębiewski had led out of the Warsaw ghetto.
Marian Bakal and his wife
During World War II, Marian Bakal and his wife lived in Warsaw’s Żoliborz district. The couple took in a three-year-old Jewish girl, Ewa. After some time, the girl was taken away by her mother and the Bakals helped to find shelter for 6 Jews – escapees from the ghetto. Later, they took care of a 10-year-old Jewish boy from Lviv. The...
Bronislaw Bakal and his wife
Bronisław Bakal and his wife lived in Warsaw during World War II. In their home, the couple hid a Jewish family who had managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto. The Jews survived the war and left for the United States.
Janina Bagłajewska (née Kwiecińska) was born on 11 November 1929. During World War II, she lived in Warsaw. She was the daughter of Janina (née Górnicka), sister of Maria (née Zdanowicz) and Hanna (née Morawiecka). For two years, she gave shelter and help to Zygmunt Keller, a man of Jewish origin, and took care of Helena Nowacka (Tejblum) and h...
Stefan and Genowefa Badowski
Stefan and Genowefa Badowski lived in Warsaw during World War II. Stefan got Helena Wiśniewska (a Jewish actress) and her daughter out of prison. He also organised false documents for them. The couple hid Helena and her daughter for about 2-3 weeks (in the summer of 1942 or 1943).
Leokadia Baczyńska was born in 1906. During World War II she lived in Warsaw. She helped Maria Solarska, a Jewish woman with whom she had been friends before the war. When Maria and her family were locked in the ghetto, she provided them with food and money. She helped Maria escape from the ghetto and hid her in her flat. Leokadia Baczyńska w...
Dezydery Baczewski lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. In mid-February 1943, he took care of Zofia Brzezińska and her 4-year-old son Adam – Jews who had managed to escape from the ghetto. He helped them financially and also sheltered them for some time in the attic of his house.
Jan Baculewski lived in Warsaw during World War II. He was the head of the Vocational School and Secret Learning Centre in Grochów-Wawer. He took in Jewish children for education and tried to find safe accommodation for them.
Kazimierz Bacia was an internal medicine doctor. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw. He took part in actions aimed at helping Jews. During home medical visits, he provided them with medicines, clothes, food and money.
Gertruda Bablińska was born in 1902 in Starogard Gdański (Pomerania Province). During World War II she lived in Warsaw, where she worked as a nanny. She helped a Jewish boy, Michał Stolowicki, for whom she was the nanny. Gertruda managed to transport the child from Warsaw to Vilnius and obtain fictitious documents for him. After the war, she an...
Zofia Babińska with her daughters
Zofia Babińska lived in Warsaw during World War II. A widow, mother of Danuta and Krystyna. Together with her daughters, she smuggled food to Jews imprisoned in the ghetto. She also helped those who came to her boarding house for help. After the ghetto was liquidated, the Babinska family sheltered Melania Przepiórkowska, an old Jewish woman. ...
Grzegorz Axentowicz was originally from Kielce. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw. He hid Jews in his flat and also helped them financially.
Zofia Awni (née Wieczorek) was born on 25 April 1915. Daughter of Aleksandra. During World War II she lived in Warsaw. Zofia rented a flat in the attic and prepared a hiding place there for the Blajman family, who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto. Zofia passed away on 22 January 2006. Zofia Awni was awarded the title Righteous Among t...
Władysław Augulewicz lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. He worked at the „Nasz Dom” educational establishment, where Jewish children were hidden.
Jerzy and Helena Arwanitti
Jerzy and Helena (née Kicińska) Arwanitti lived in Warsaw during World War II. They provided shelter in their flat to a Jewish woman, Rina Karwasser, and her mother, whom they had known before the war. They also provided shelter for Leopold Popper and his son, who had managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto. Jerzy and Helena Arwanitti were a...
Józef Arszennik lived in Warsaw during the Second World War. He was a railwayman. JózefHe saved two Jewish children by pulling them out of a train and taking them to nuns near Wyszków (Mazowieckie Province).
Ferdynand Arczyński was born on 8 December 1900 in Kraków. He was one of the initiators of the Council to Aid Jews. The department he was in charge of at „Żegota” was making fake documents for Jews. He received the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1965. He died on 16 February 1979 in Warsaw.
During the Second World War, Mrs Arciszewski took the Jewish girl Chaja Esterstein (later Teresa Kerner) to the railway station in Anin and there handed her over to Irena Sendler.
Konstanty and Jadwiga Apollow
Konstanty Apollow was born on 23 November 1902. During World War II he lived in Warsaw. A lawyer, husband of Jadwiga. For two months he and his wife hid in their flat an elderly Jewish woman, Anna Neuding, who had managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto. Konstanty and Jadwiga were awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1987.
Edward and Anna Antoszewski and their children
Edward and Anna Antoszewski lived in Warsaw during World War II. The parents of Urszula, Elżbieta and Danuta. The couple ran a restaurant on Żelazna Street in Warsaw. The family helped a Jewish woman, Stefania, by employing her to look after their children. Edward died in 1947.
During the Second World War, Leszek Antecki made his flat available to Jews who had managed to flee the ghetto.
Franciszek Raszeja - murdered for helping Jews
Prof. Franciszek Raszeja was a surgeon. Before the war he headed the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Poznan University. In December 1939, he became the head of the surgical ward in the Polish Red Cross hospital in Warsaw. He was also actively involved in teaching at the Secret University of Warsaw. He lived in the capital with his wife and two daught...
Roman Andrzejewski lived in Warsaw during World War II. He helped his wife, who was Jewish, to hide.
Władysław Andrzejczak lived in Warsaw during World War II. He was involved in activities aimed at helping Jews.
Stanisław Andruszkiewicz lived in Warsaw during World War II. He helped, among others, the Jewish Kerszman family.
Elżbieta Andersz lived in Warsaw during World War II. She helped a Jewish girl named Masha Borenstein.
Julian Ambroziewicz was born on 12 February 1899. During World War II he lived in Warsaw. He helped Jews who escaped from the Warsaw ghetto. He died in 1989. Julian received the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1993.
Leszek Aleksandrowicz lived in Warsaw during World War II. He worked in a hospital on Kopernika Street and took an active part in rescuing Jews in this hospital
Mr Albinowski was the son of a general. During the Second World War he lived in Warsaw. There he ran a cafe owned by Jews – the Hirszfeld brothers. He transferred the money he earned to the ghetto.
Eugeniusz Ajewski a.k.a. „Kotwa”. During the Second World War he actively engaged in the operations of the Polish underground, among others, he was a commander of the 2nd platoon in the 3rd Assault Company of the 4th District of the Mokotów District. After the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, he gave shelter for a few days to the...
In 1940, a group of unemployed actors opened a café called „Pod Znachorem” („Under the Shrew”) in Warsaw, on Boduena Street. It remained open until the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. One of the actors working there as waiters was Karol Adwentowicz (1871-1958) and his wife Irena (1895-1969), who was of Jewish origin. At...
Marianna Adasiak with her daughter Irena
Marianna Adasiak (later Bartoszewska) lived with her family in Ursus (today a district of Warsaw). In 1939 she was widowed with two children: Irena and Leszek. Working as a dressmaker, she had to carry the burden of supporting the family on her shoulders. In 1942, she gave shelter to a Jewish couple and their child. Estera and Zygmunt Szaniawsk...
Henryk and Janina Adamski
Henryk (born 10.01.1915) and Janina Adamski lived in Warsaw on Chłodna Street. The outbreak of war led Henryk to become involved in underground activity. As „Prawdzic”, he belonged to the Praga Battalion of Sappers, a unit of „Chwacki”, with whom he fought in the Warsaw Uprising. The Adamskis’ fight against the occ...
Anastazy and Maria Dulski with their daughters
Anastazy and Maria Dulski lived with their daughters Jadwiga and Wanda near Włocławek, where they had their own estate. After the outbreak of war, the property was seized by the German authorities. For this reason, the whole family moved to Warsaw. In the summer of 1943, a young Jewish girl, Basia Halbersztat, came to them for help. She was ref...
Irena Adamowicz (1910-1973) lived in Warsaw. Before the war she was active in the women’s authorities of the Polish Scouting Association (Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego – ZHP), through which she established contact with a Jewish youth organisation of a scouting character – Hashomer Hatzair. After the outbreak of World War II, th...
During the German occupation, teacher Maria Adamkowska (born 30.11.1890) lived in Warsaw in a two-room flat. She rented one of the rooms to city office workers. One of them was Dr. Leon Gottesman, who worked under false documents, hiding his Jewish origin. When Maria discovered his secret, out of concern for the man’s safety, she offered ...
Wacława and Franciszek Adamczyk
Wacława Adamczyk was born on 27 September 1906 and lived with her husband Franciszek in Warsaw, on Sienna Street. In 1943, a man brought to their house a Jewish couple, Zygmunt and Lusia Sosnowski, who had been led out of the ghetto. The couple hid with them until the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, during which Lusia died. Zygmunt managed to ...
Józef and Janina Abramowicz
Józef Abramowicz (born 1907) lived with his wife Janina in Warsaw. From the beginning of 1943, the couple became involved in helping fugitives from the Warsaw ghetto. Among the people they helped were Mrs Dancigier and her twins, Bronisław Klin, engineer Leper, Aleksander Marek Malec and Rella Głowińska. The fate of the latter two in particular...
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 th...
Maria and Stefan Borun and their children Janina, Aleksander and Eugeniusz
Amidst the wartime struggles, on the fifth floor of the Warsaw 15 Żurawia Street building, there lived the Boruńs: the married couple, Maria and Stefan, and their three adolescent children, Janina, Eugeniusz, and Aleksander. In 1943, following the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto, Olek brought home a Jewish friend by the name of Alusia. A coupl...
Kluziński sisters - murdered for helping Jews
Leonard and Teodozja Kluziński had three daughters who actively helped the Jewish community. Janina Żelechowska née Kluzińska (born March 8th 1911), Anna Rycerz, née Kluzińska (born August 18th 1905) and Jadwiga Śledź, née Kluzińska (born July 11th 1914) were Home Army soldiers and members of the Council to Aid Jews „Żegota”. The ...
Wacław Kosek - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
– Słuchaj uważnie – mówił ściszonym głosem Edmund – pójdziesz teraz na Wileńską 15. Mój ojciec wie, że przyjdziesz. Zostaniesz tam z innymi do czasu, kiedy znajdziemy wam jakieś bezpieczne lokum, jasne? – Tak, Wileńska 15. Będę ostrożny – zapewnił mężczyzna, który dopiero co zbiegł z warszawskiego getta. – Papiery masz dobrze schowane? – upew...POLISH VERSION
– Nina, słuchaj, mam sprawę – zaczął Stanisław Likiernik ps. Stach. – Trzeba znaleźć kryjówkę dla mojej kuzynki Bronki Muttermilch. Da radę? – zapytał. – No jak kuzynka, to co ma nie dać rady? – odparła, a w głowie już układała plan, jak zdobyć dla niej papiery. Właściwie potrzebowała dwóch kompletów, bo w swoim mieszkaniu na warszawskim Żolibo...POLISH VERSION
Antonina Kalko-Więckowska wraz z synem zginęła za pomoc Żydom
Rozalia i Antonina nie mogły powstrzymać łez wzruszenia. Padły sobie w ramiona i długo jeszcze trwały w serdecznym uścisku. Gdy emocje nieco opadły, Polka wyjęła jakieś papiery i położyła je na stół. – To twoje dokumenty, Róziu. Odtąd będziesz się nazywać Róża Bogusławska. Róża Bogusławska – powtórzyła. – Nazwisko „Pasierman” wymaż z pamięci, d...POLISH VERSION
Władysław Jezierski - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
– Aniu, musimy ratować Kalmana. Jest w Tarnowie, uciekł z transportu do Bełżca – z przejęciem w głosie informował o sytuacji przyjaciela Władysław Jezierski. – Trójce Karpów pomagamy, to i Kalmanowi damy chyba radę pomóc – nieśmiało podjęła żona. – Muszę wyrobić mu papiery, a potem go tu przywieźć – układał sobie w głowie Władysław. – I to ...POLISH VERSION
Antoni Jasiński - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
„Przecież nikt przy zdrowych zmysłach nie pomyśli nawet, żeby zarządca mieszkań, z których eksmitowano Żydów, w przynależnym mu lokalu ukrywał Żydów i żeby jeszcze pomagał tym, których z tych mieszkań wyrzucono. No nie…” – bił się z myślami Antoni, zarządca mieszkań po eksmitowanych lokatorach o żydowskich korzeniach. Znał niemiecki, cieszył si...POLISH VERSION
Helena Jabłkowska - murdered for helping Jews
The days of Helena Jabłkowska, a PPS activist, and Janina Kowalik, a teacher from Warsaw’s Żoliborz district, were extremely intense – always in tension, always in a hurry, with eyes around their heads and ears recording every tiny murmur. In the Warsaw circle involved in rescuing Jews, sisters Helena and Janina were well known. Tha...
Anna Dudek - zamordowana za pomoc Żydom
Anna Dudek mieszkała w centrum Warszawy. Przed II wojną światową pracowała jako pomoc domowa u żydowskiej rodziny Sokolskich. Na początku 1943 r. do mieszkania Anny przyszła jej pracodawczyni. Helena Sokolska uciekła z córką z getta w Białymstoku i przyszyła z nią do Warszawy. Anna przyjęła obie Żydówki w swoim mieszkaniu. W listopadzie tego ...POLISH VERSION
Tadeusz Dobrowolski - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
Tadeusz Dobrowolski mieszkał z żoną Haliną i jej siostrą Janiną u teściowej, Janiny Klein. Janina, siostra Haliny, pracowała przed wojną w sklepie jubilerskim w Warszawie, gdzie poznała przedstawiciela szwajcarskiej firmy zegarmistrzowskiej, Seweryna Ehrlicha. W 1942 r. Seweryn Ehrlich zwrócił się do Janiny Klein z pytaniem, czy nie zna ona o...POLISH VERSION
J. Deneko-Sałek i L. Marczak - zamordowani za pomoc Żydom
– Mamo, tato, to jest Bronia, o której wam mówiłam – przedstawiła dziewczynkę Jadwiga. – Broniu kochana – kobieta zwróciła się do dziewczynki – to są moi rodzice. Będzie ci u nich dobrze, mnie też przez lata tak było – uśmiechnęła się filuternie. – Polubisz Pionki, zobaczysz, pięknie tu jest – rozmarzyła się Jadwiga, wspominając lata dziecięce,...POLISH VERSION
Józef Dąbrowski - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
Józef Dąbrowski mieszkał w Warszawie. Wraz z kilkoma osobami tworzył grupę, która pomagała zamkniętym w getcie Żydom. Do tej grupy, poza Józefem, należeli: Janina Kornatak, Jan Chrzanowski, Jan Gadomski, Edmund i Janina Lisiccy oraz inne osoby nieznane z imienia i nazwiska. Osoby te działały w zorganizowany sposób: najpierw zbierały pieniądze, ...POLISH VERSION
Józefa Karaś - Grandmother
Ryszard Karaś (born 2 February 1934) lived on a farm with his parents and brother when he was a small boy. It was their main source of income. Mr. Ryszard recalls the great courage of his grandmother – Józefa Karaś, who lived in Wilanów. Today it is part of Warsaw. Thanks to Józefa, many Jews with whom she had known before the war were ...
Feliks and Stanisława Furmanek - Help to Jews from the Ghetto
During World War II, Janina Wacław (nee Furmanek) lived with her parents Feliks and Stanisława and siblings Mirosława and Jerzy on Przybyszewska Street in Warsaw’s Bielany district. In her testimony, Ms. Janina recalls the hard times when her family and neighbours helped Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.
Zofia Czerwińska - zamordowana za pomoc Żydom
Na przedramieniu miała wytatuowany numer 55793. Po niemal półrocznej gehennie przeżytej w Auschwitz-Birkenau 20 grudnia 1943 r. zmarła wycieńczona tyfusem. Była Polką, nie Żydówką. Nie tylko Żydzi bowiem ginęli w niemieckim obozie koncentracyjnym zorganizowanym przez Niemców na przedmieściach Oświęcimia – na skrzyżowaniu dróg Europy. Zofia do...POLISH VERSION
Walentyna Białostocka - zamordowana za pomoc Żydom
– Więcej żydowskich kreatur nie uratujesz – wymamrotał hitlerowski żandarm i wypchnął Polkę z mieszkania. Czekała ją teraz droga do Ravensbrück. Jadąc tam, myślała o wszystkich tych, którzy w czasie wojny znaleźli u niej pomoc i schronienie. „Co u nich? Czy żyją? Jak im się wiedzie?” – myśli plątały jej się w głowie. Przypomniała jej się Maria ...POLISH VERSION
Marian Kowalczyk i Włodzimierz Siwek z ul. Rybaki w Warszawie
Warszawska ulica Rybaki to dzisiaj miejsce dość ekskluzywne, spacerowe, wiosną i latem zalane zielenią, jesienią zaś ozłocone szeleszczącymi liśćmi. Przed wojną było tu jednak zupełnie inaczej. Była to dzielnica biedoty, mieszkali tu głównie rybacy, piaskarze, tragarze, ludzie związani zawodowo z Wisłą. Wojna ich biedę pogłębiła, bombardowania ...POLISH VERSION
Zofia Grudzińska - murdered for helping Jews
On Jagiellońska Street, at number 32 in Warsaw, lived the Grudziński family of five: the married couple Zofia and Leon and their children: Zosia, Mirosława and Stefan. At the end of 1942 they had a relative staying with them – Gienia Skalska. In reality, the girl, Gina Rapaport, was a Jew who had escaped with her father from the Radom ghe...
Zdzisław Gręcki, warszawiak z Szarych Szeregów
Zdzisław Gręcki* mieszkał w Warszawie. W czasie okupacji należał do Szarych Szeregów. Niósł pomoc Żydom zamkniętym w getcie. Dostarczał im także broń. Za swoją działalność został w 1942 r. publicznie rozstrzelany przy ul. Barskiej**. Bibliografia: W. Bielawski, Zbrodnie na Polakach dokonane przez hitlerowców za pomoc udzielaną Żydom, Wars...POLISH VERSION
Ksiądz Franciszek Garncarek, proboszcz parafii pw. św. Augustyna w Warszawie
Ksiądz Franciszek Garncarek był proboszczem parafii pw. św. Augustyna w Warszawie. W październiku 1939 r. został osadzony w więzieniu na Pawiaku. Zwolniono go jeszcze w tym samym miesiącu. Po utworzeniu getta kościół św. Augustyna znalazł się na jego terenie. Początkowo nie było zakłóceń w funkcjonowaniu parafii. Wkrótce jednak została ona za...POLISH VERSION
Jan Galas z ul. Ogrodowej w Warszawie
Jan Galas mieszkał z rodziną w Warszawie. W czasie wojny musiał opuścić swoje dotychczasowe mieszkanie przy ul. Ogrodowej, ponieważ znalazło się ono na terenie getta. Nastąpiła zatem wymiana mieszkań między Galasami a Żydówkami przebywającymi w mieszkaniu przy ul. Brzeskiej. Żydówki po pewnym czasie uciekły z getta i wróciły do swojego domu. Ga...POLISH VERSION
Anna Dudek, pokojówka z Warszawy
Anna Dudek mieszkała w centrum Warszawy. Przed II wojną światową pracowała jako pomoc domowa u żydowskiej rodziny Sokolskich. Anna Dudek mieszkała w centrum Warszawy. Przed II wojną światową pracowała jako pomoc domowa u żydowskiej rodziny Sokolskich. Na początku 1943 r. do mieszkania Anny przyszła jej pracodawczyni. Helena Sokolska uciekła z...POLISH VERSION
Historia Kazimierza Kucharczyka, motorniczego tramwaju z Warszawy
Relacji o wydarzeniach, jakie miały miejsce w Warszawie. Pan Kazimierz Kucharczyk był motorniczym tramwaju przejeżdżającego przez teren getta. Wykazując się niesamowitą odwagą uratował on żydowskie dziecko. Posłuchajmy relacji, w której pani Sylwia Trnka opowiada o postawie swojego dziadka – Kazimierza Kucharczyka.POLISH VERSION
Historia Walerii Kozal, która pomagała m.in. Januszowi Korczakowi
Historia Walerii Kozal z Poznania, która działała w Warszawie i była bardzo zaangażowana w pomoc m. in. doktorowi Januszowi Korczakowi.POLISH VERSION
Jerzy Lewestan opowiada o swoim dziadku Gustawie Lewestanie.
Pan Gustaw Lewestan nie potrafił bezczynnie patrzeć na niebezpieczeństwo grożące jego sąsiadom – Żydom. Postanowił im pomóc i za tę pomoc poniósł śmierć. Jego decyzja pociągnęła za sobą jeszcze jedno życie. Jerzy Lewestan, brat Gustawa, został aresztowany i zesłany do obozu tylko dlatego, że jego brat nie pozostał obojętny na los rodziny żydows...POLISH VERSION
Potatoes smuggled into the ghetto
“Near our house lived my and my father’s friend, Wiesiek Bożym. Wiesiek lived on the Zygmuntowski street, parallel to Polna street, where I lived. The edges of the properties touched the fence. One day he called me, asking me to come closer because he wanted to tell me something. He asked if I could go with him to Skruda, to get potatoes, becau...
Driven by a fire truck from the ghetto
Szczepan Madej was born on 17th of October 1920 in Wilkanów near Płock. His parents were Piotr Madej and Anna (from house Sobótka). He was raised in Warsaw. He was the youngest of brothers – he had four more of them: Henryk, Stanisław, Roman and Józef. Szczepan was a scout. During the occupation he worked in a private firm of Brothers Balickich...
Balbina Stolarska and Janina Grabowska
Janina Dubniak, along with her husband Józef and their little daughter lived in Warsaw. Before the war, she was friends with Halina Janowska. Thanks for her she met a Jewish woman Regina Mikelberg. After several years fate brought the women together During the occupation, Regina and her family were sent to the ghetto. There she was ordered to...
Ryszard and Maria Sołczyńscy
Ryszard and Maria Sołczyńscy lived with four children in a three-room apartment in Mokotów. Right from the start of the war, Wyszard was involved in the activities of the Polskie Państwo Podziemne. April 1, 1942, he brought Wacław Ciszewski home. The man was placed in the nursery. Children: Ryszard Wojciech (8-years-old), Maria Barbara (6-years...
Mieczysław and Zofia Mijakowscy with children: Janusz, Adam, Krystyna
Mieczysław Mijakowski lived together with his wife Zofia and children (Janusz, Adam and Krystyna) in the Warsaw’s Bielany. In the fall of 1943, Wacław Nowiński, a Navy-Blue Policeman, knocked on their apartment’s door. He had an unusual request. Before the war, Wacław Nowiński worked as a police officer and ran a swimming school o...
Maria and Andrzej Kuśmierkiewiczowie, Stanisław Kuśmierkiewicz, Bronisława Ehrenberg, Krzysztof Kakowski
Maria Kuśmierkiewicz lived with her husband Andrzej and her children in Warsaw, at Bednarska street. The woman before the war suffered from a complicated vein-related illness that sometimes caused hemorrhage. Maria was treated by many doctors, but each of them claimed that the disease is incurable. Finally, she came to the specialist of Jewish ...
Józef and Ludmiła Kania, Golb family
Józef Kania lived in Warsaw with his wife Ludmiła and son Andrzej (born in 1939). Before the war he worked at the weapons factory in Fort Wola. In 1939 Józef became the owner of a house in the village of Blizne Jasińskiego on the outskirts of Warsaw. Moving into his new apartment was halted by the outbreak of the war. At the end of 1942, his ...
"The Villa under a crazy star". Shelter in the Zoological Garden in Warsaw
On 11th of March 1928 , had place a special event – Grand opening of Warsaw Zoo. Its collection was then 475 of animal specimens, of which about ¾ were birds, and ¼ were mammals. A garden for the first two weeks have been visited by more than 6,5 thousand people. After nearly a year died from pneumonia, the first Director of the Garden – ...
Felieton from the series Ocalić od zapomnienia - Jerzy Zawadzki
Jerzy Zawadzki alias „Mały” (born in 1936) before the war lived with his parents at Sienna street in Warsaw. His mother – Aniela (from family Łużyńska, born in 1912) was a housewife, and his father Jan (born 1901) worked in the chemical laboratory of Stanisław Górksi, on the street Koszykowa 20. Jerzy, from a young age was int...
Felieton z cyklu Ocalić od zapomnienia - Zofia Wnęk
Zofia Wnęk, córka Natalii i Walentego Pstrągowskich, przywołuje w swojej pamięci wzruszającą historię, która wydarzyła się podczas II wojny światowej. Kiedy do domu Pstrągowskich przyszła młoda Żydówka – Zosia Głowacka, rodzina przyjęła ją do siebie i ukrywała, pomimo wielu trudności jakie przyszło im pokonywać. Zosia szczęśliwie przeżyła...POLISH VERSION
Felieton z cyklu Ocalić od zapomnienia - historia Witolda Jerzego Kieżuna
Witold Jerzy Kieżun urodził się w 1922 r. i wraz z rodziną dotarł do Warszawy, gdzie uczył się w gimnazjum. Kiedy nastała okupacja niemiecka, jego koledzy pochodzenia żydowskiego postanowili uciekać. Tylko jeden z nich – Zdzisław Kozak został. Mężczyzna nie miał semickich rysów twarzy, dlatego podjął pracę w zakładzie szklarskim u Witolda. Ten ...POLISH VERSION
Żywność dla getta przez otwory w murze
Danuta Paradowska (ur. 1930 r.), po mężu Flakowska, w czasie okupacji niemieckiej zanosiła do getta warszawskiego żywność. Na terenie getta znalazły się jej koleżanki z czasów szkolnych. Pomimo tego, że na gorącym uczynku złapał ją niemiecki żandarm i zbił szpicrutą, nie zaprzestała swoich działań. Później, już razem ze starszą siostrą Hanną, p...POLISH VERSION
Azyl na warszawskiej Sadybie
Wanda Czosnowska mieszkała wraz z córką Martą na warszawskiej Sadybie, przy ul. Morszyńskiej. Na początku 1940 r. u Wandy pojawiła się jej znajoma Żydówka, Franciszka Kirkien z prośbą o azyl. Kobieta posiadała fałszywe dokumenty, jednak musiała ukryć się, gdzieś gdzie nikt jej nie znał. Wanda zgodziła się jej pomóc, wynajmując jej jeden z pokoi...POLISH VERSION
"Punkt przerzutowy" u Bytniewskich w Warszawie
Barbara i Antoni Bytniewscy mieszkali w Warszawie. Tam też byli w posiadaniu dwóch mieszkań, jednego przy ul. Nowogrodzkiej, a drugiego przy ul. św. Barbary. W czasie okupacji niemieckiej, w obu miejscach przechowywali Żydów. Mieszkanie na św. Barbary było niejako punktem przerzutowym, Ewa Rojewska przyprowadzała tam młode Żydówki na dzień lub ...POLISH VERSION