Michalina Adamska lived in Wieliczka (Małopolskie Voivodeship) with her husband Józef, step-daughter Helena and granddaughter Michalina Gramatyka. Józef Adamski worked as a bricklayer’s foreman and did minor work for Dr Julian Aleksandrowicz’s father. Conversations exchanged between the two men established a friendly relationship between them, which was verified by the outbreak of World War II. Aleksandrowicz senior was sent to the ghetto due to his Jewish origin, and in 1943, as a prisoner, he was put to work in the carpentry workshop opposite the ghetto. Every day, Józef would drop a parcel with food and newspapers through the gate to the man. Thanks to his help, Aleksandrowicz remained in good health for many weeks. Unfortunately, one day he was cruelly beaten by a German soldier and died as a result some time later. When Julian Aleksandrowicz later arrived at the Adamski home, the family welcomed him very warmly and took great care of him, supporting him together with his wife Maria and son Jerzy to the best of their ability. Thanks to their care and that of other people, including Maria Armatys, Andrzej and Wincentyna Stopka and Ludwik Żurowski – Julian Aleksandrowicz and his family managed to survive the difficult period of the German occupation. After the war Dr Julian Aleksandrowicz headed the Haematology Clinic of the Medical Academy in Kraków for a number of years.
On 18 April 1982, the Yad Vashem Institute awarded the medal „Righteous Among the Nations” to the entire Adamski family: Józef and Michalina, Helena and their granddaughter Michalina.
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