Zygmunt Adamowski lived in Gorlice (Małopolskie Province). During World War II, Zygmunt, together with Michał Ligarski, became involved in helping Jewish people by providing them with food and preparing kennkarts with Polish names. Mojżesz Blech (former teacher of the Gorlice secondary school), Oskar Geller, Pister, Hohanser and Berta Weg with her sister and daughter Tania benefited from their support. Unfortunately, they could not muster the courage to use these false identity papers. All seven were of Jewish origin at the „Hobag” sawmill, which had been a forced labour camp since 1940. The workers employed there were engaged in woodworking. When the camp was liquidated in 1942, they were sent to Muszyna, and then to the State Aircraft Works in Mielec, where there was a forced labour camp for Jews. This camp was notorious for its high mortality rate, with an average of 15 people a day dying there from exhaustion, disease or being shot. Of the seven Jews, only Hohanser and Berta Weg survived the war. Both emigrated to the U.S.A. It is possible that most of them could have survived if they had used the false identity papers provided by Zygmunt and Michal in the appropriate time.
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