Helena Barcinowska (née Ząmbroń) was born in 1907. During World War II she lived in Wiśniowiec (now Ukraine). Mother of Józef (born on 3 October 1930) and Tadeusz (born on 18 March 1929). Together with her sons she helped two Jewish brothers, Adam and Michał Gajło, when they were in the ghetto. She then hid one of them in her house. Helena Barcinowska passed away in 1989.

Helena Barcinowska with her sons Józef and Tadeusz received the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1985.