Władysław Augustyn was born in 1922 in the village of Szerzyny (Małopolskie Voivodeship). The son of Józefa and Józef – murdered for helping Jews. During the Second World War he lived in Szerzyny together with his parents. His family helped Jews, among others the Hirszfeld family.
Józef and Józefa Augustyn from Szerzyny
With a shot in the back of the head, he killed her husband, Jozef, first, and then her. The next one was supposed to be their son, Wladyslaw (born January 1, 1922), a witness of an earlier execution. At that moment, a policeman, Mikolaj Leszega, approached the Gestapo man, Karl Hauch, who was aiming at the boy. In German, the policeman, asked o...