Henryk and Stanisława Brzozowscy lived in the colony Obelniki, commune Trzebieszów, county Łuków. Their farm consisted 13 acres and was away from the main road. Due to this Brzozowscy could took part in a highly developed underground activity.

Our house was the main headquarters of the command for the Home Army , as well as the headquarters of the guerrilla group „Muller” and „Ostoja”, and a field hospital”. Brzozowscys have created in their home a safe place, not only for the guerrillas.

In June of 1942 Zenobia took the official oath in front of lieutenant Tadeusz Dębowski (pseudonym Wiktor). Military Women’s Home Army Service taught her to be a nurse and made her a liaison. Zenobia adopted pseudonym „Iskra.” On the farm of her parents, stayed in particular: the commander of the local Home Army, Feliks Bara pseudonym „Zbyszek”, captain Hagen pseudonym „Saba”, Lieutenant Tadeusz Dębowski pseudonym „Witkor”, Aktoni Durys pseudonym „Mały”, wounded captain Jerzy Skoliniec pseudonym „Kruk” and Lucjan Zdańkowski pseudynm „Lutek”.

It was 1943 when Zenobia get the command to bring „Lutek” back as he was wounded during the blasting of the pumping station in Łuków. „With my brother „Szary”, in very difficult conditions of the autumn, we transported him to our apartment. […] „Kruk”, was wounded in the battle of Kąkolewnica, with a bullet in the lung, which was 3 millimeters near to the heart, with great loss of blood was delivered in the spring of 1944.”.

[…] Gena Leinwand and three elderly Jewish women also found help in the house of Brzozowskich family. Gena was not their friend, she was from Biała Podlaska. After three weeks the rest of the Jewish women left the house. There stayed only Gena, who happily survived the entire period of occupation.

On December 2nd 1961 Zenobia Kisielewska from family Brzozowska received a letter from the Committee on Broadcasting Polish Radio. Gena Leinwand after war emigrated to Israel and was on the radio trying to find people who saved her life.

And she managed to do it. Zenobia lived at the time in Elblg. In 1964 she moved again, this time to Siedlce, where she settled on St. Zawadzkiego. „At a time when we made the changes of street names, I put every effort so the street „Zavadzki”, was changed to the „Home Army”. And so it happened.” It was her personal nod in the direction of the organization, which – as a young girl – she worked and risked her life for.


  1. FLV, List od Zenobii Kisielewskiej z 21.10.2013 r.
  2. FLV, List od Zenobii Kisielewskiej [życiorys] z 26.06.1992 r.
  3. FLV, List z Komitetu do Spraw Radiofonii Polskie Radio do Zenobii Kisielewskiej z 02.12.1961 r.