FAJKS, Edward
FAJKS, Jadwiga, wife
FAKLER, Maria, wife
FALEJCZYK, Zofia, wife
FALITARCZYK, Adela, wife
FALKOWSKI, Janina, wife
FALKOWSKI, Irena, Jerzy's mother

FALKOWSKI, Stanislaw, priest

Father Falkowski was vicar of Piechuty, a village northeast of Warsaw, Bialystok prov. In 1942 there came to his house a 16-year-old boy, under the name of Jozef Kutrzeba, son of Prof. Fajwiszyc of Lodz, director of Synagogue choirs in Poland before the war. He had escaped from the train to the Treblinka extermination camp, roamed about the country and was harbored for a certain time by another priest, Perkowski, at Hedyczewo. But his stay with a parishioner became too dangerous. Father Stanislaw instructed the boy in the Catholic faith and even baptized him, the curate, Father Roch Modzelewski being also very supportive. This facilitated greatly his placement with some parishioners to whom Father Stanislaw presented him as a cousin of his. Jozef had to change places often. Finally, seeing the difficulties, Father Stanislaw advised him to volunteer for work in Germany, from where the boy wrote him often. Now Jozef is a theatrical director in New York and received his rescuer in a most cordial fashion there. See: Bartoszewski & Lewin, op. cit. and Kaluski, op. cit.

FALSKI, Maryla (1887-1944) educator, born ROGOWSKI

Since she came from intelligentsia, she was deported to Wologda (Siberia) by the Russian tsars. Her life was devoted to education in workers' districts of the capital, Powisle and Wola. She worked also in the institution called "Our Home", at Pruszkow and then at Bielany (Warsaw) with which co-operated the well-known Dr. Janusz Korczak. Jointly with Igor Abramow-Newerly (q.v.) she tried to get Dr. Korczak out of the ghetto, but he refused, not wanting to abandon his orphans. She took into "Our Home" several Jewish children, among them, for three years, Hanna Galewicz, daughter of Salo Fiszgrund, an activist of the Jewish resistance movement. Maryla gave the other children her word of honor that Hanna is not Jewish. See: Grynberg, op. cit.


According to Dr. Alexander Libo, she is credited with saving about 12 Jews in Vilna. In his letter to the widow of Dr. Janowicz he tells that they plan to invite Maria for several months to Tel-Aviv. See: Wronski & Zwolakowa, op. cit.

FEDOROWSKI, Bronislawa
FEDORCIO, Stanislawa

FEDOROWICZ, Anna (1909-) wife

During the occupation they lived in Cracow. They took into their apartment Henryk Bleder and his wife, who had escaped from the ghetto. Given that Ukrainians, collaborating with Germans, lived next door, it became advisable to help them in the transfer to Germany for work as Poles, under the name of Malinowski. After the war they emigrated to Israel. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FERENC-WIGLUSZ, Katarzyna see WIGLUSZ, Jan & Maria, parents
FERENS, Tadeusz, physician
FERENS, Wanda, wife
FERET, Mieczyslaw

FIALKOWSKI, Stefania (not related)
FICE, Tadeusz
FICE, Tadeusz's sister, Wanda, see OLBRYSKI, Wanda
FIEJKA, Helena
FIJALKOWSKI, Zbigniew, prof.

* FILIPEK, Katarzyna (1897-1944)

As a widow with seven children she farmed at Tokarnia, Cracow prov. In July 1943 she hid on her farm six (6) Jews from Krzeczonow: Samuel Sternlicht with two daughters, Stella Geschir with her husband and a ten year old boy, and Rozia also with a ten years old son. In January 1944 Germans murdered all of them with Katarzyna and her farm buildings were burned down. She was mentioned here previously in the list of Those Who Paid with Their Lives. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FILIPOWICZ, Jadwiga see SKALSKI, Michal, husband
FILIPOWICZ-STANCZYK, Klementyna see STANCZYK, Stanislaw & Wiktoria, parents
FILIPOWICZ, Wanda (the three not related) see KRAHELSKI-FILIPOWICZ, W.
FILIPSKI, Miroslawa
FILO-WILKOSZ, Stefania see WILKOSZ, Barbara, mother?
FINK, Jozef
FINK, Lucyna, wife
FIRKO, Piotr
FIRKO, Julia, wife
FIRSZT, Mieczyslaw, son


Jozefa, wife of a factory worker, Jozef Fiutek, and mother of a small son, lived with them in Warsaw. She hid in her apartment the Zorman family. In spite of a denunciation, the Germans did not find the hidden Jews. Jozefa procured false identity papers for Pinchas Zorman under the name of Henryk Lusowicki. After the death of her son, killed by a shell found on the street, she married Lusowicki and left with him for Israel. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FLAK, Jakub
FLAK, Antonina, wife
FLISAK, Wladyslawa
FLONDRA, Jan Wojciech
FLONDRA, Maria, wife
FLORCZAK, Elzbieta
FLOREK, Bronislaw
FLOREK, Maria, wife

FLOREK, Franciszek (not related)
FLOREK, Jozefa, wife

FOGG, Mieczyslaw (1901-1990)

Fogg, a very popular singer, was a soldier of the AK (Polish resistance), and gave 100 concerts during the Warsaw Uprising even though he had been wounded three times. The artist was also very helpful to his Jewish colleagues: he extricated from the ghetto Ignacy Singer, the conductor of the "Qui Pro Quo" theater orchestra, his wife Lola and daughter and hid them in his apartment till the end of the occupation. He helped also Stanislaw Kopf, an engineer, Stanislaw Tempel, Ignacy Zalesztajn, and the son of Dr. Henryk Gliksberg who escaped from a train to the Treblinka camp. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FRANASZEK-KUBALSKI, Janina see KUBALSKI, Jan & Anna, parents?

FRANIO, Zofia, physician , alias "Doctor" (1899-1978)

Residing at Wola, Warsaw, she cared particularly for children, and especially Jewish children. She co-operated with the Children's Department of Zegota, placed either in Polish families or in hospitals. From the very beginning she was a soldier of the Armed Struggle Organization (ZWZ) and later of the Home Army (AK): she commanded a section of 40 women sappers, planning and realizing many operations, like the transfer of arms, ammunition and explosives to the ghetto in January 1943. She also cared personally for several Jews: Ewa Wajnsztok from Lvov, Anna Aszkenazy-Wirski and her brother. See: Grynberg, Bartoszewski & Lewin, Prekerowa, op. cit.

FRANKOWSKI, Janina, wife

FRACKIEWICZ, Ludwik (not related)
FRACKIEWICZ, Ludmila, wife
FRACKIEWICZ, Helena, daughter
FRACKIEWICZ, Maria (not related) see KMIECINSKI, Jozef, son

FRACZEK, Stanislawa, wife

Jozef was a manager in the spinning room at the Rokszawa (county of Lancut) cotton mill, where, among others, there worked two Jewish foremen: Stefan Silberstein and Henryk Feber. Jozef called a secret meeting of some workers there: a Turk, a Yugoslavian, and four Poles: Dolega, Marciniak, Bartkowski and Panek. Together they organized the disappearance of the two foremen and of a Jewish teenager, Rafal Goldberg (from Potok, son of a rich mill-owner, known for his philanthropy), in such a manner that German police, who knew about them, could not find them in spite of numerous searches. The two foremen, the teenager and their families, altogether seven (7) persons, were secreted in a blind space between the ceiling and the tin roof, 12 meters above the floor. That is where the ropes that drove the wheels of the steam engine were located. Trough a small opening food and other necessities were lifted to the hidden people every day during more than two years. The night watchmen like many people in the locality pretended not to know anything. In summer it was exceedingly hot there, but in winter the workers invented a heating system for the fugitives, who all survived except one who suffered heart failure from the joy he felt when the Russians entered and liberated them from the Germans. Some of them completed university studies and emigrated to Israel, Brazil, etc. Stefan Silberstein writes often to Jozef calling him "my dear father". See: Wronski & Zwolakowa, op. cit.

FRELAS, Hieronim
FRELAS, Katarzyna, wife

FRENKEL, Stefania (1908-1978)

Wife of Lieutenant Waclaw Frenkel, she lived with her teenage daughter, Maria, in Warsaw. Her husband, captured by the Russians, was killed in the Katyn massacre. Many people, who needed it, benefited from her aid: members of the resistance movement, parachutists from England, and Jews. Among them were Marian N., who stayed at her home for around 18 months and for whom she later found another shelter, Jerzy Neumark, Zofia Kestelman and Anna Tarski with her mother. Anna, in her deposition to Yad Vashem, wrote that Stefania never even mentioned the mortal danger under which she found herself because of Anna's clear Semitic features and her juvenile lack of prudence. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FRITZ, Wit (1906-1945)
FRITZ, Maria, (-1972) wife
FRITZ-AUGUSTYNEK, Bronislawa (1927-1948) daughter, physician
FRITZ-LENARTOWICZ, Zenon (1928-) son

The family resided in Lvov. Wit Fritz belonged to the leftist socialists, and with his son was active in the resistance movement. With the help of the women of the family and of Mieczyslaw Koczerkiewicz, they helped several Jews: Barbara Hochberg, Lusia Rausch, both from Tarnow, Basia and Marysia. They took care of them providing food to several apartments until the end of the occupation. Following denunciations, Ukrainian police made several searches. Although no Jews were discovered, Maria was arrested, but she bribed the policemen giving them a gold watch and promising them 20 kilos of flour. See: Grynberg, op. cit.

FRUEHLING, Irena see TRZCINSKI, Jadwiga, mother
FRYBES, Stanislaw
FUGIEWICZ-TERESZKIEWICZ, Wladyslawa see TERESZKIEWICZ, Jan & Jozefa, parents?
FURMANEK, Stanislaw