EBRO-PROKESH, Zofia, see PROKESH-EBRO, Zofia
Before the war Wiktoria was
a housemaid caring for the children of the Jewish family Hoffman in Wabrzezno,
near Bydgoszcz. During the war she was hired as a school cleaner.
In spite of her difficult situation she concealed the Hoffmans in her room
and in vacation time in the school, thus saving their lives. After
the war she married Cukrowicz and left with him for Israel. See:
Grynberg, op. cit.
Ron Csillag, the Staff Reporter
for "The Canadian Jewish News" wrote an article that appeared on May 8,
1997, on p. 1, which describes the rally at Earl Bales in Toronto, in the
presence of over 1,500 guests. The occasion was the conferring on
three Polish Catholic Ontario families of the medals and certificates of
"Righteous Among the Nations". As Maria was no more living, it was
her son, Constantine Eckhardt who received them from the hands of the Israeli
Consul Jehudi Kinar, himself a child survivor. Constantine met for
the first time in over 50 years Kalina Kleinberg, the Jewish teen they
helped save for four years. The descendants of those saved during
the war by the three families, traveled from across Canada and the United
States for this emotional reception on a Sunday morning. Several
artists: Kate Minsky, Allen Farkas and Francesca David recited poems in
English, Yiddish and Hebrew, and the Cantor Louis Danto sang the Kaddish
and the Partisan's song. On the photo, also by Ron Csillag, appear:
the Consul, Antonin Lesak (q.v.) of London, Irena Leszkowicz (q.v.), Constantine
Eckhardt and numerous representatives of Jewish organizations, including
the Board of Rabbis. "The Toronto Star" of May 5, 1997, on p. A7
presented a huge photograph of Kalina Kleinberg joining hands with Constantine
Eckhardt, now a retired professor at the Ryserson Polytechnic in front
of Yad Vashem Monument in Earl Bales Park. Present was also the Canadian
Treasury Board President, Art Eggleton.
EGERMAIER, Leonia, wife
see RUDNICKI-EILBERG, G.
EISEN-NOWICKI, Lucja see
ELIASZ, Waclaw (not related)
Rozalia lived in Warsaw and
took in Franciszek Czupryniak, with his son Bronislaw and daughter Wanda.
Rozalia gave Bronislaw the documents of her brother Leon. Thus, he
could go to work in Germany and survived. The fate of the rest of
the Czupryniak family is unknown. See: Grynberg, op. cit.
EMILIA, Sister, a nun
ENGEL, Alfred (1911-)
Since 1941 Alfred resided
in Tarnopol, Galicia, where he was branch-manager of a construction company
for which he had worked before in Warsaw. Germans, with the help
of Ukrainian nationalists, killed mostly the intelligentsia. According
to some sources, in the first eight months of the occupation some 100,000
Jews of that province lost their lives. Alfred helped many of them,
hiring them illegally as workers in that company, although they were engineers,
physicians and lawyers. Some of them were transported to the "Aryan"
side in company cars. One of them, Ignacy Misiewicz, testified that
Alfred saved him and his wife Janina on at least three occasions, helping
them in the most critical moments. See: Grynberg, op. cit.
ENGEL, Lola (not related)