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, Barbara, wife
HAJDAS, Feliks, son
HAJDAS, Halina, daughter
HAJDAS, Jan, son
HAJDAS, Otylia, daughter
HAJDAS, Zdzislaw, son
HALAS-SKROBAN, Aniela see
SKROBAN. Salomea, mother
HALICKI, Paulina, wife
HALINIAK, Michalina see
WUZYNSKI, Jan, father
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, Helena, daughter
HALAS-SKROBAN, Aniela see
SKROBAN, Salomea, mother
HAMAN, Stefania, wife
HANKUS, (HANKES ?) Jozefa
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, 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
HEBDOWSKI, Stanislaw, brother
see SZWARZ-HECHT, J.
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
see URBANOWICZ, Anna & son Jozef
HELLER, Nusia (?)
HEMAN, Irena, daughter
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.
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, Danuta, daughter
HENSEL, Jan, son
HERTELI, Jozefa, wife
see ZYBERT, Zygmunt, brother
HESSEN, Sergiusz (1887-1950)
HESSEN, Maria (1904-1985)
HESSEN, Bronislawa (1910-1990)
HESSEN, Dymitr, (1916-)
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.
see TWARDOWSKI-HEUCHERT, M.
HIBNER, Jozefa, wife
HOFFMAN, Maria, wife
HOFFMAN, Wladyslaw (not related)
HOFFMAN, Janina, wife
HOJNOWSKI, Antonina, wife
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, Milica, wife
HORBACKI, Ludmila, daughter
HORBACZEWSKI, Pawel, physician
see TOMCZAK-HORNUNG, A.
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's mother
see DZIURZYNSKI-HRABYK, M.
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
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.
HUCZEK, Helena, wife
HUCZEK, Stefania, daughter
see LUKASIEWICZ, Antoni, husband
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)
HUNKER-KOTOWSKI, Maria Berta
see KOTOWSKI-HUNKER, M. B.
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)
HUZARSKI, Fryderyk Pawel
HUZARSKI, Zbigniew Antoni
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,
HYNEK, Emilia see PIEKOSZ,