FAJKS, Jadwiga, wife
FAKLER, Maria, wife
FALEJCZYK, Zofia, wife
FALITARCZYK, Adela, wife
FALKOWSKI, Janina, wife
FALKOWSKI, Irena, Jerzy's
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.
FEDOROWICZ, Anna (1909-)
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.
see WIGLUSZ, Jan & Maria, parents
FERENS, Tadeusz, physician
FERENS, Wanda, wife
FIALKOWSKI, Stefania (not
FICE, Tadeusz's sister,
Wanda, see OLBRYSKI, Wanda
FIEBIK-JASICZEK, Emma, see
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,
see STANCZYK, Stanislaw & Wiktoria, parents
FILIPOWICZ, Wanda (the three
not related) see KRAHELSKI-FILIPOWICZ, W.
FILO-WILKOSZ, Stefania see
WILKOSZ, Barbara, mother?
FILOZOF-WALEGA, Janina see
FINK, Lucyna, wife
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.
see PIESTRAK-FIUTOWSKI, H.
FLAK, Antonina, wife
FLONDRA, Jan Wojciech
FLONDRA, Maria, wife
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.
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
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.
FREEMAN-DYRCZ, Irena see
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
(1927-1948) daughter, physician
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
Wladyslawa see TERESZKIEWICZ, Jan & Jozefa, parents?