Boleslaw had many Jewish acquaintances in the overcrowded Kielce ghetto. He used to bring them food and extricated several of them from it: Estera Jurkowski and her two brothers, Lapa and his wife and their four years old daughter, Maciej Rusinek (false name from the Kennkarte) with his wife and their six years old daughter, and the Ksawer couple. He placed them with friends in Warsaw. Most of them survived the war. Estera testified to his complete disinterestedness. See Grynberg, op. cit.

ILUK, Joachim

IMIOLEK, Antoni (1902-1962)
IMIOLEK, Czeslawa, wife (1905-)
IMIOLEK-GAJOWNICZEK, Marianna, daughter

They lived in Warsaw. As Antoni was ill with tuberculosis, the burden fell mainly on Czeslawa, who worked as a cleaning lady. In August 1943 an acquaintance asked Czeslawa to hide two Jews, as that person was hiding already three other persons. They were Leon Weinstein and his sister-in-law Bronislawa Szafran. Antoni built them a hiding-place in the cellar concealed by coal, where they hid in moments of danger, but normally they stayed upstairs with the family. One day the Germans burst into the house. Antoni managed to conduct Leon to the cellar and to escape with Bronislawa to the garden, but Czeslawa was badly beaten. Fortunately the Germans failed to find the Jews. Searches were repeated several times with no effect. Just before the end of the occupation Leon sneaked outside to take a walk. When he did not return the Imioleks became so concerned that they sent the 11 years old Marianna to look for him. Catching sight of him, in a group of Jews surrounded by armed Germans, she exclaimed: "Uncle, come home, I am looking for you, mother waits with dinner". Unbelievably, she succeeded to conduct him out from the middle of the enemy. Both refugees went to the USA. See: Grynberg, op. cit.


During the war Anna worked in a German factory in Warsaw. There she came to know Anna Uminski and took her into her apartment as well as her husband, who came from Lvov in 1943 under the name of Zbigniew Wysocki. This lasted till the Warsaw Uprising, although some people suspected that she harbored Jews. The factory was transferred to Austria, with all its employees and all three stayed there till the end of the war. The Uminski couple went to the USA and Anna returned to Poland. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

IWAN, Stanislawa see ROSTOCKI, Ignacy and mother Stanislawa IWAN

IWANICKI, Jan (1899-)

Jan, who resided with his wife and two children in Warsaw, took into his home Hania, the 15 years old daughter of Dr. Festensztat, the physician of his children, until she found work as a nurse in an orphans' home. He also helped the doctor by providing him with false documents and finding him work as a cashier in a workers' co-operative. Dr. Festensztat testified, already by 1950, to the complete disinterest of Jan. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

IWANIUK, Andrzej
IWANIUK, Zenobia, wife

IWANIUK-PUCH, Danuta (not related) see PUCH, Antoni & Maria, parents

IWANIUK, Mikolaj (not related)
IWANIUK, Franciszka, daughter
IWANIUK, Paulina, daughter
IWANOWSKI, Walentyna

IWANSKI, Henryk, alias BYSTRY (1902-1978), major
IWANSKI, Wiktoria, alias JANKA (1892-1976) Henryk's wife
IWANSKI, Waclaw (1908-1944) Henryk's brother
IWANSKI, Maria, alias CECYLIA (1910-) Waclaw's wife

The entire family has great merits for saving many Jews and assisting the fighting Warsaw ghetto. In November 1939 four Jewish officers of the Polish Army, Dawid Maurycy Apfelbaum, Henryk Lifszyc, Bialoskora and Kalman Mendelson came to Henryk Iwanski, declaring that they do not want to go to a German "Oflag" (officers' POW camp). They asked him to organize the resistance of the Jews. The family helped many Jews to leave the ghetto, conducted them often through the sewers to prepared places of refuge, in their own homes or elsewhere, fed them and nursed the sick and wounded. They also brought arms and ammunition to the fighters in the ghetto. The brothers, Henryk and Waclaw and Henryk's son, Roman, took part in the fight against Germans on April 27, 1943, together with the members of the ZZW, Jewish Fighting Organization on Muranowski Square. Waclaw was killed; Henryk and his son Roman were gravely wounded. Roman died soon from his wounds. Zbigniew, another son of Henryk fought on Karmelicka Street and died on May 3, 1943, escorting a group of Jews out of the ghetto. Roman and Zbigniew were mentioned here before among those who lost their life for helping Jews. See: Bartoszewski & Lewin, op. cit. Smolski, op. cit., Wronski & Zwolakowa, op. cit.

IWANSKI-BOCHENEK, Maria (not related) see BOCHENEK, Bronislaw, husband
IWASZCZUKIEWICZ-ULIASZ, Maria Jolanta see ULIASZ, Jan & S., parents

IWASZKIEWICZ, Jaroslaw ((1894-1980) writer
IWASZKIEWICZ, Anna born LILPOP (1897-1979) wife

A poet and writer of great renown, Jaroslaw harbored on his estate at Stawiska many people of Jewish extraction, like the couple Muszkat with their daughter Aniela and her daughter. The Goldbarts, father and son, from Brwinow, also benefited from their hospitality or from that of other people whom Jaroslaw and Anna found for them. Just before the war Anna had sold some building-lots at Podkowa Lesna to the Kanwassers, who paid for them but did not have time to notarize the transaction. When they found themselves in the ghetto, Anna brought them back the money. Another person who was helped by them was Prof. Ludwik Wartenstein and his daughter Wanda. A book by Krystyna Nowakowska "Moja Walka o Zycie" (My fight for life) published in Warsaw in 1948, contains an eloquent introduction by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

IZYK, Wladyslaw
IZYK, Rozalia, wife
IZYK, Kazimiera, daughter