Elżbieta Stanek told us about her family’s wartime experiences and about her mother’s help given to the young Jewish girl.
While recalling the history of her family, Elżbieta Stanek told the story of her father, Kazimierz Stanek, who was wounded during the September Campaign and then deported to an internment camp in Hungary. Fortunately, he managed to escape to England, where he fought on the side of the Allies until the end of the war. At the same time, Elżbieta’s mother Bronisława Stanek and her son were deported from Smaszew to Łódź. Then they were resettled to the Zamość region. Thanks to the support of their in-laws, they could reside in Tarnów. At the end of the war, Bronisława managed to help the young Jewish girl named Lila. Lila lived with her in a rented apartment. The apartment was located in the attic of the house, and there was a special hiding place where Lila could hide in case of danger.