A resident of Warsaw, Kazimierz was an employee of an international commerce company. As such, he had frequent contacts with the ghetto. In 1942 the Szafiro family begged him to save their daughter, Dora (born in 1924). Kazimierz took her into his home. In 1944 a "blue" (Polish) policeman with another man arrested Kazimierz and Dora. After much haggling, Kazimierz managed to get Dora and himself free, paying 10,000 zlotys and promising to get rid of Dora. He placed Dora with some other people assuring them that she is a good acquaintance of his and paid 6,000 zlotys monthly for her upkeep. Before the Warsaw Uprising the Habasinskis had to leave their apartment, taken over by German railway-men. They took Dora again into their new apartment. After the fall of the Uprising she was taken with them to Pruszkow and then to the Ravensbruck camp, which she survived and later settled in England. She maintains contacts with Kazimierz. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HABINIAK-KOS, Maria Barbara
HAJDAS, Franciszek
HAJDAS, Barbara, wife
HAJDAS, Feliks, son
HAJDAS, Halina, daughter
HAJDAS, Jan, son
HAJDAS, Otylia, daughter
HAJDAS, Zdzislaw, son
HALAS-SKROBAN, Aniela see SKROBAN. Salomea, mother
HALFTER, Magdalena
HALICKI, Paulina, wife
HALINIAK, Michalina see WUZYNSKI, Jan, father

HALKIEW-KAMINSKI, Weronika Bronislawa, wife

Weronika, her husband Michal and son Wilhelm, harbored from April 1942 on their farm at Sniatyn-Zalucze, Stanislawow prov., five (5) persons of the Stein family, including three children 10 to 11 years old. From June 1943 the three Kahans joined the Steins. Fryda Kahan states that everyday after school Wilhelm descended to their hiding place and gave lessons to the children. All survived. See: Grynberg, op. cit. Wilhelm does not seem to be recognized.

HALAMAJ, Franciszka
HALAMAJ, Helena, daughter
HALAS-SKROBAN, Aniela see SKROBAN, Salomea, mother
HAMAN, Michal
HAMAN, Stefania, wife

HANKUS, (HANKES ?) Jozefa (1894-1975)
The Hankus family, consisting of three sisters, Jozefa, Krystyna Wawak (q.v.) and Krystyna Porebski (q.v.), daughters of Ignacy and Krystyna Wawak, (q.v.) is credited with saving five (5) Jewish persons. Their story is described here under the Wawaks. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HAPONIUK-HONDRA, Adela see HONDRA, Michal, father

HARA, Szczepan
HARA, Maria, wife

The Haras from Rytwiany, Kielce prov. took part in the saving of eight (8) Jews. Many such families from the villages of Czajkow, Wisniowa and the town of Staszow also took part in such rescue operations. The letter of recognition from Yad Vashem is dated Sep. 5, 1996. Case No. 6510F. It was started in 1987.

HEBDA, Aniela
HEBDOWSKI, Aleksander
HEBDOWSKI, Stanislaw, brother
HECZKO, Alma, wife
HECZKO, Alma's father
HECZKO, Alma's mother (they do not appear on the Yad Vashem 1999 list, but did before)
HEGER, Maria, wife
HEKLER-URBANOWICZ, Janina see URBANOWICZ, Anna & son Jozef
HELLER, Nusia (?)
HEMAN, Stanislaw
HEMAN, Irena, daughter

HENCEL, Ludwik
HENCEL, Roman, son

Ludwik resided in Warsaw and helped many Jews from the ghetto to find refuge on the "Aryan" side. He placed the Papierbuch family (four persons) at a chimney-sweep's; the four Tykocinskis and Michal Breskin at his mother's and took one person, Wartha, into his own apartment. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HENNIUS-CHYLINSKI, Zofia (1928-) daughter
HENNIUS-SZOLOWSKI-GARGAS, Jadwiga, Maria's sister

During the war Maria and Zofia resided near the Warsaw ghetto. In April 1943 Tadeusz Richter and his wife Maria came to their grocery. He asked whether his wife could remain there for an hour. Soon the two women learned that Tadeusz was no longer alive. Maria Hennius asked her sister, Jadwiga Szolowski-Gargas, to accompany Maria Richter to her apartment, but the two were accosted by betrayers, gave them some money and returned to the grocery store in order not to reveal their address. The next day Maria Hennius took Maria Richter home. Mother and daughter organized for their guest false documentation and work as a nurse but continued to care for her. After the Warsaw Uprising, Maria Richter (now Temes) was taken to Germany where she was liberated at the end of the war. Maria Temes wrote: "I realize that I owe my survival uniquely to the Hennius family." See: Grynberg, op. cit.
This researcher is in possession of a letter dated of Sept. 20, 1985 from Athens, Greece, by Grzegorz Chylinski, son of Zofia and grandson of Maria that his mother's and grandmother's name was HUNNIUS (not Hennius). He asserted that he had the hand written statement by Maria Temes, (Temas) done in the Polish Embassy in Brussels in 1948, her photograph with an inscription to his family and gave me her probable address. This researcher's letters to both of them did not bring any results.

HENSEL, Efrozyna
HENSEL, Danuta, daughter
HENSEL, Jan, son
HERNIK, Antonina
HERR, Feliks
HERR, Kazimiera,wife
HERTELI, Jozefa, wife
HERTMAN-ZYBERT, Jadwiga see ZYBERT, Zygmunt, brother

HESSEN, Sergiusz (1887-1950) professor
HESSEN, Maria (1904-1985) wife?
HESSEN, Bronislawa (1910-1990) Dymitr's wife
HESSEN, Dymitr, (1916-) son

Bronislawa was the daughter-in-law of professor Sergiusz and wife of Dymitr. Her previous husband, Orzecki, a barrister, whose mother Fanna was Jewish, was taken to Auschwitz, from where he did not return. Bronislawa took care of Fanna and of several other Jews. Among them was the poet Jerzy Kamil Weintraub. She took him and his wife into her home. She took also Roza Szajn with her 10 years old girl, extricated from the Warsaw ghetto by Jerzy Popruzenko. The girl remained with Bronislawa, the mother found work as a nurse at the home of a Turkish embassy official. When an informer suddenly entered by the window of the second floor apartment of Bronislawa, scaling a ladder, Bronislawa exclaimed that he is frightening her granddaughter so he left. She transferred the girl to her cousin's. Later Roza reclaimed her daughter and took her to another place. Bronislawa paid 2.000 zlotys for each Kennkarte which she needed for her refugees. Some of these people kept their fictitious names even after the war. Roza Szajn-Kremer caused her and her family to be recognized as a "Righteous" in Israel. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HIBNER, Czeslaw
HIBNER, Jozefa, wife
HINGLER, Stefania
HOFFMAN, Maria, wife

HOFFMAN, Wladyslaw (not related)
HOFFMAN, Janina, wife
HOJNOWSKI, Antonina, wife

HONDRA, Michal
HONDRA-HAPONIUK, Adela, daughter
HONDRA, Jan, son
HONDRA, Stanislaw, son
HONDRA, Wladyslaw, son

The Hondras were good neighbors of Ida Wakerman and her children, Moris and Bronia. Their help started when Ida found herself in a camp. Michal extricated the three from the camp in the fall of 1942 and hid them on his farm till 1944. The Hondras were recognized as "Righteous" by the decision of Yad Vashem of July 28, 1998 and the ceremony took place in Lublin, Poland, May 6, 1999, as announced by the Israeli Embassy in Poland.

HORBACKI, Wladyslaw
HORBACKI, Milica, wife
HORBACKI, Ludmila, daughter
HORBACZEWSKI, Pawel, physician

HOSTICZKO, Jozef (1899-1976)
HOSTICZKO, Helena (1911-)

During the war, the couple, who had two children, Izabela (born in 1927) and Wladyslaw (born in 1930), farmed at Palcze, near Olyka, Volhinia. In the fall of 1942 they took under their care Estera Finkielgluz, fifteen, whom they knew from their previous stay at Zytyn Wielki, Volhinia. Antoni Kotas obtained for her a "Kennkarte" under the name Antonina Szorc. The Hosticzkos placed Estera with their relatives, the Seredynskis, in the village of Charlupy. In 1987 Estera wrote from London a glowing deposition about the Hosticzkos. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HOWIL, Boguslaw
HOWIL, Boguslaw's mother

HRYCKO, Franciszek (1920-)
HRYCKO, Maria, wife
The Hryckos lived on a very small farm at Kazimierowka, commune of Dynow, district of Brzozow. He took into his house Blima Schif, who escaped the massacre of Jews in Dynow and Brzozow in 1941. He also wanted to repay a service she rendered him when he was a boy. Seeing him walking barefoot to school she had bought him shoes. In gratitude for having saved her life, Blima Schif-Dorenbuscht donated Franciszek a piece of land she owned before the war. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HRYNIEWICZ, Sister Bronislawa Beata
HRYSIAK, Mieczyslaw
HRYSIAK, Zuzanna, wife


Pelagia Huczak lived in Sosnowiec. She snatched five years old Wolf Szpringer out of the ghetto and hid him in her home and later with another family, paying for his upkeep. She also hid in her apartment the boy's father, Szloma, whom she married in 1947 and together the three went to Israel. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HUCZEK, Alfred
HUCZEK, Helena, wife
HUCZEK, Stefania, daughter
HUDYMA-LUKASIEWICZ, Franciszka see LUKASIEWICZ, Antoni, husband
HUK, Jan
HUK, Anna, wife

HUMNICKI, Stefan, count
HUMNICKI, Zofia, born princess LUBOMIRSKI, wife

Both were members of a society considered rather conservative, big landowners. They, like several people of that social class, offered help to Jews. They temporarily employed 50 of them on their estate (Ruskow - Siedlce prov.) thus saving them from deportation. Unfortunately, the Germans finally prohibited even that and arrested all of them in order to deport them to Treblinka. The Jewish foreman, Yehuda Wasserzug escaped from the camp bound train and returned to them. He was assisted in every way and sent to Warsaw with "Aryan" papers. There was also a boy, 10 to 12 years old, who escaped and hid in a bread oven. He was Aron Perelman, whose parents were shot before his eyes. The Humnickis hid him in a room in their mansion, where only the trusted manservant, Czeslaw, and the countess entered. When word came that Germans were about to search the house, the boy was conducted to the forest until the danger passed. This happened several times. Thirty years later Jehuda Wasserzug, who migrated to Australia, searching all the time for his benefactors, found them and came to visit with his wife the widowed countess in Braganca, Brazil, where she settled after the war. Aron, found by Wasserzug, wrote a beautiful letter from Israel. Both remain in correspondence with the countess. (From the story in the Friday Forum)

HUPALO, Franciszka


The widow, whose husband died in the Majdanek camp, lived in Lvov with three small children but still helped Jews. She brought food to acquaintances in the ghetto, among them to Aniela Gurfinkel (now in the USA) and to her friend Kamila, whom she harbored in her apartment. Kamila was arrested on the street and taken again to a camp from which she did not return. From 1942 till the end of the occupation she also hid in her home the 12 years old Roza Kaufman and Tadeusz Barmet. Roza, now Szoszana Glikstein, attested to all this in Israel in 1958. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HUZARSKI, Marian (1891-1971)
HUZARSKI, Elfryda (1899-1969) wife
HUZARSKI, Fryderyk Pawel (1920-) son
HUZARSKI, Zbigniew Antoni ((1922-) son

The family lived at Sydonowka, near Brody, Tarnobrzeg prov. In 1941 and 1942 Germans and Ukrainian nationalists killed several thousand Jews. Dr. Cygielman, most of whose family had already been exterminated, asked the Huzarskis to hide his two brothers and his cousin Manaim Riwkind. The priest Kobierzycki concurred with that plea and the Huzarskis brought the three men in November 1942 into a hiding place in the stable. As these Jews were strictly orthodox, Elfryda cooked for them separately, using utensils according to the Mosaic Law. The Huzarskis could not leave the locality, like other Poles did, fleeing before the Ukrainian nationalist incursions into Polish villages, in order not to betray the presence of their guests. Luckily all of them survived, even Dr. Cygielman. They left for Israel, maintaining heartfelt contacts with their saviors. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

HYNEK, Emilia see PIEKOSZ, Julia, mother
HYS, Stanislaw