Katarzyna Balicka was born on 10 June 1896. During World War II, she lived in Siemianówka (Ukraine). Wife of Józef, mother of Stanisław and Władysław (born on 10 May 1927). The whole Balicki family were involved in helping the Jewish family Pasternak. Thanks to this help, Bernard and Moshe Pasternak escaped from the ghetto and were hidden in a special hiding place under the floor of the house. Unfortunately, as a result of denunciations from their neighbours, the Pasternaks were executed. Józef Balicki was murdered together with them.

The whole Balicki family received the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1987.