Władysław Ludwig Bartoszewski was born on 19 February 1922 in Warsaw. Son of Władysław and Beata. During World War II, he lived in Warsaw. Married to Antonina (née Mijal), from 1967 to Zofia (née Makuch) a father of Władysław Teofil. Władysław was one of the co-founders of the „Żegota” Council to Aid Jews. He helped the Jewish community to find employment, medical assistance, and to obtain false documents. He passed away on 24 April 2015 in Warsaw.

Władysław Bartoszewski was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations in 1965.