Tied up, in their underwear, facing the ground – all the Boreks were lying in the barn, waiting for events to progress. The Germans went out, rushing five peasants from the area to the house to get the most valuable things out of there.
– There’s a baby crying… May I cuddle it? – asked one of the German military policemen, Józef Wyroda, who was recruited to work. – No – with a sharp tone of voice a German cut him off. – The child has a mother. She is the one who will take it. – And now to get out of here and go home,” the German policeman ordered the men.
It was white outside, the snow spilled in the January sun. The Germans returned to the barn. – You, old man, come with us,’ said to Stanisław Borek, Helena’s husband, one of the perpetrators. – The rest: take each one of you a sheaf of hay and go back home,’ he ordered. Realizing what was going on, frozen Boreks walked home. When the door closed behind them, one of the Germans came up to the window and shot everyone one by one. At that time died: Helena Borek and her children: Czesław Borek (20 years old) and Honorata Wójtowicz (nee Borek) with her husband Ryszard Wójtowicz and their ten-month-old son. The house was burnt down, the valuables were seized. Sixty-five-year-old Stanisław, Helena’s husband, was taken to a post in Lipsk, where he was tortured to death. His body was buried at the edge of a forest near Lipsk. His relatives later buried him together with his family in Pawłowice.
Everything happens on the outskirts of Słuszczyn village (Lipsk district) on January 8, 1943. What the Boreks family did was to supply food to the hiding Jews. Among the Germans were Himmel, Mesel and Werner, and several gendarmes from the operational group, including a pre-war colonist named Fosch.
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