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A CARD FROM THE CALENDAR - ANTONI KOTAŚ

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Antoni lived in Wołyń with his wife and four children. In 1941, nationalist movements made the family move to the village of Równe. Less than a year later, a 15-year-old Estera Finkielgluz, daughter of a shopkeeper, stood at the door of their house after managing to escape the ghetto massacre in the village of Aleksandria in Równe region. She lost her entire family in the ghetto, no one survived. Estera was left all alone. Antoni took a desperate and lonely girl under his roof, and in due time arranged for her false documents that enabled her to work and live on the Aryan side of the city. The girl fortunately lived to see the end of the occupation, and emigrated to London after the war. She maintained a close relationship with the Kotaś for the rest of her life.

A card from the calendar - Antoni Kotaś

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