Tomasz (born 12 December 1909) and Maria (born 28 January 1904) Biel lived in the village of Wojakowa (Małopolskie voivodeship) during World War II. They sheltered two people of Jewish origin in their house – Mosze Riegelhaupt (later known as Rygiel) and his son Zygmunt. For two months at the turn of 1942-1943, they hid them in a special hideout. In the spring, the Jews moved to the forest and from time to time came to the Biels’ house for food and shelter in the house for a period of two or three days.

Tomasz and Maria Biel were awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1991.