The family of Aniela and Bazyli Majewskich lived in the Siemianówka village, about 20 km from the city (the territory of today’s Ukraine). They worked in a field.

„We have heard that there was a bus from Stryje with Jews and that someone escaped and there was shooting„ Among the fugitives was a Jew who was hiding in the field which belonged to Majewskich family; very close to the Railways.

40 years old women dug in the field a deep hole and covered it with the straw.
In this place she spent next few months. The place was dangerous because near there, lived an Ukrainian – called Kogut, railroad man. Majewscy knew about the woman and were afraid that he can report on them. Despite that they brought for her as much food as the could, they did it especially during field work. ”

The harvest time has came and my father, Majewski Bazyli and brother, Majewski Kazimierz worked from 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. in oats fields, because during these hours Ukrainian Banders men were sleeping. After two, maybe three days, as the grain dried, my mom, Aleksandra Majewska, sent me Stanisława Majewska to bind the oats. I took the milk 1litr of it, 4 boiled eggs, bread and cheese, and went on the field. Little Stanisława waited for Jewish women to spot her. When she did it she left the bundle at the side and pointed it to the women so that she knew it was for her. „If someone else brought the food, I don’t know; because in such situations the children were not informed”.

At the turn of November and December 1943 the woman broke down. It was snowing when she came into the kitchen of Majewskich. She said that she is unable longer to withstand. She asked to be lead to the Gestapo office, so the Germans would kill her.

She had no more strength to hide, and to struggle for life. „Mom pulled a new pair of pants and a sweatshirt, and gave her to dress up, in our kitchen. With her old clothes she made warmer retractors for legs. My mother gave her a pot of hot milk and loaf of bread”. Aniela asked her son Kazimierz, to led the Jew to the rails and pointed for her the way.

In July 1943 the village of Siemianówka was burned by Ukrainian Bandera. Stanisława Majewska met later in Lviv the woman whom she helped before hiding. It was already after leaving the territories by the Germans. The woman managed to survive happily.


  1. FLV, List od Stanisławy Wieczystej [z d. Majewskiej; córka], Wrocław.