Marian i Weronika Blicharz
Marian (born 7 December 1892, died 26 October 1970) and Weronika (née Bibianna, born 31 October 1901, died 22 April 1966) Blicharz lived in Kraków during the Second World War. They sheltered and raised the Jewish girl Danuta Beer. Marian and Weronika Blicharz were awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1993.
Irena Binczycka lived in Prądnik Czerwony (now a district of Kraków) during World War II. Daughter of Piotr and Małgorzata, Piotr’s sister. From 1940, she sheltered the Jewish family of Maria and Eugeniusz Rajner in her home. Irena also provided food for the Jewish population working in the brickyard.
Józef and Józefa Biernat
Józef (born 22 June 1924 in Piaski Wielkie – now a district of Kraków, son of Wojciech and Helena née Tyranowska) and Józefa Biernat (née Czort, born 20 February 1924 in Kraków). The couple lived in Kraków during World War II. They were involved in helping the Jewish population by delivering meat to the ghetto. Józef was executed on 27 Ma...
Antonina Bieradzka (née Krysińska) was born on 17 January 1896. During World War II she lived in Rakowice (now a district of Kraków). She was hiding a Jewish woman, Ester Chandlarska. Antonina Bieradzka was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1991.
Jan Bienias was born on 23 December 1910. During World War II, he lived in Kraków. He helped the Jewish population by delivering food to the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. Jan died on 9 March 1991.
Rozalia Bębenek was born on 27 July 1899 in the village of Wołowice (Małopolskie Voivodeship). During World War II she lived in Kraków. Rozalia was sheltering a woman of Jewish origin with her two daughters. She passed away on 16 May 1968 in Kraków.
Pelagia and Adolf Bergel-Opala
Pelagia (born 1900) and Adolf Bergel-Opala lived in Kraków during the Second World War. Irena’s parents. They hid a woman and her daughter of Jewish origin, Helena and Julitte Odzynolska, in their flat.
Madam Bereżyńska lived in Kraków during the Second World War. At the end of the war, she hid a Jewish woman, Maria Perlberger, in her flat for several weeks.
Zygmunt Bereszczyński lived in Kraków during the Second World War. Krystyna’s father. In his flat he hid a man of Jewish origin and his granddaughter.
Helena Bereska was born in 1907, Zenon’s daughter. She lived in Kraków during the Second World War. She took care of a Jewish child, Beata Kerner. Helena Bereska was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1973.
Kazimierz Bednarski lived in Kraków during the Second World War. He delivered food to Jewish people in the Kraków ghetto.
Mieczysław and Maria Batorowicz
Mieczysław and Maria Batorowicz lived in Kraków during the Second World War. The parents of Maria (married name Reguła). They were hiding a woman of Jewish origin, Arie Celner. Mieczysław and Maria Batorowicz were awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1986.
Zygmunt Barta was born on 30 March 1899. Son of Franciszek and Eleonora. During World War II, he lived in Cracow. Husband of Felicja (née Woźny), father of Stefan and Wiktoria. Zygmunt helped many people of Jewish origin by providing them with forged documents and birth certificates.
Franciszek Banaś was born in 1901. During World War II he lived in Kraków. He helped Jews from the Kraków ghetto. He passed away in 1985. Franciszek Banaś was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1980.
Józef Balwierz was born on 24 November 1919 in Kraków. During World War II he lived in Prokocim (now a district of Cracow). Husband of Irena (née Liebeskind). He was hiding the Jewish Liebeskind family. Józef Balwierz passed away on 21st June 2011 in Brazil. Józef Balwierz was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 2007.
Piotr Baćmaga was born in Cerekwia (Małopolskie Province). He cooperated with the Jewish Combat Organisation. He was a driver by profession and often drove the group to various operations.
Maria Babrzyńska lived in Kraków during the Second World War. She worked as a nanny. She took care of a Jewish boy, Marian Seidner, who had been rescued from a transport to Auschwitz. Marian survived the war and left for Israel.
Maria Armatys lived in Cracow. During World War II, she was engaged in helping the Jewish population. In her flat on Starowiślna Street, she sheltered Dr Julian Aleksandrowicz, together with his wife Maria and son Jerzy, for a long time. In addition, she gave her identity documents to a woman similar in age and appearance to Aleksandrowicz. Ma...
Anna Milczanowska with her daughter Wanda
Wanda Adamczyk was born in 1927. During the German occupation, she lived with her mother, Anna Milczanowska (1899-1976), in a modest, one-room flat in Cracow on Plac na Groblach. In December 1942, a Jewish acquaintance asked Anna Milczanowska to hide her relatives, Estera Langdorf and her daughter-in-law Blanka, who had escaped from the ghetto ...
The Stopa family - A walk in the garden
Kazimierz Serwin was born in 1927 in Kraków. He describes the beginning of the war, when the Germans entered the city. He also recalls the story of the Stopa family from Kraków. They were hiding two Jewish women who, despite the danger, were walking around the garden. Someone noticed them, the Germans arrived and took the Stopa couple away. The...
Feliks Ciesielski - murdered for helping Jews
Gestapo men stood outside of the Ciesielskis’ apartment. Romualda, Feliks’ wife, was alone with her son. – You’re coming with us – the Gestapo officer said with a tone of voice indicting that he would not take no for an answer. Romualda knew that she would not be able to return home soon. Indeed, she was guilty...
Franciszka Budziaszek-Resich - zamordowana za pomoc Żydom
„Zakład fryzjerski – Franciszka Budziaszek-Resich” – taki szyld widniał w Krakowie przy ulicy Grodzkiej. Już przed wojną zakład cieszył się renomą i miał wielu klientów. Właścicielka interesu była kobietą urodziwą, o bardzo długich jasnych włosach. Znano ją również z dobroczynności. Kiedy wybuchła II wojna światowa, Franciszka znalazła sposób,...POLISH VERSION
Roman Blum - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
– Słuchaj, Walerian, mam pilną sprawę. Piorunem trzeba wyrobić kenkartę dla jednej Żydówki. Da radę? – błagalnym tonem zwrócił się do Waleriana Gołuńskiego, kierownika Wydziału Organizacyjnego Narodowej Organizacji Wojskowej, Roman Blum. – No jak trzeba, to się zrobi – odparł Gołuński. Dokument wystawiono na fikcyjne nazwisko „Jagusz”. Kobieta ...POLISH VERSION
Józef Adamski - zamordowany za pomoc Żydom
– O, jedzie! – na widok zbliżającego się tramwaju sześćdziesięciolatek w jednej chwili mobilizował całą swoją uwagę, by we właściwym momencie – gdy tramwaj zasłoni bramę krakowskiego getta – przerzucić tam paczkę. Po drugiej stronie czekał już na nią Józef Aleksandrowicz, syn dr. Juliana Aleksandrowicza, wybitnego hematologa, którego Adamski zn...POLISH VERSION
Piotr Gołąb z piekarni przy ul. Kochanowskiego w Krakowie
Piotr Gołąb mieszkał w Krakowie, gdzie prowadził piekarnię przy ul. Kochanowskiego. W czasie okupacji, pomimo obowiązującego zakazu, sprzedawał chleb Żydom. „I folksdojcz […] – rodzinie znany z wyglądu i z nazwiska – doniósł, że sprzedaje chleb Żydom, i natychmiast został aresztowany, oczywiście i do Auschwitz. […] i w krótkim czasie tam go wyk...POLISH VERSION
Anna Sternicka opowiada o swojej krewnej, Kazimierze Królikowskiej
Pani Kazimiera Królikowska w czasie okupacji mieszkała w Krakowie i, gdy rozpoczęły się prześladowania Żydów, pomogła Buśce, młodej dziewczynie, ukrywając ją w swoim domu. Gdy okazało się, że Żydówka spodziewa się dziecka, pani Kazimiera znalazła sposób, by nikt się o tym nie dowiedział. O tej bohaterskiej, pełnej odwagi i poświęcenia postawi...POLISH VERSION
Maria Babrzyńska and Marian Seidner from Cracow
Marian Seidner was born in 1937 or in 1938 in Cracow, as Józef Seidner. „Fuzzy, I remember the house on the Czerwony Prądnik street in Cracow, in which I was born. A particularly large garden, where I plucked off the fruit and the bridge on the nearby river, under which we hid during the bombing” – those were the only memories tha...
Franciszek Banaś from the Bartoszowa Team
Franciszek Banaś (born 12th of February, 1901 in Gdów) belonged to Bartoszowa team (organization of military preparation). As seventeen-year-old he joined the battalion of sappers. He was a soldier of the Wielkopolska division during the Polish-Soviet war on the Northern front. He was seriously wounded in the head under the Kozłowa village in P...
Aleksandra Mianowska i ks. Ferdynand Machay z Krakowa
Aleksandra Mianowska, a resident of Cracow, was a woman well educated. Before the war she became an assistant of the famous lawyer, proffesor Jerzy Langrod, and a wife of wonderful, incredibly handsome man Walery Bigay-Mianowski. The outbreak of the war in 1939, changed her life once and for all. Walery joined the army as a volunteer. Aleksan...