MATERIALS: I don’t want to expose myself to people’s laughter for hiding Jews in my place . . . the case of Zdzisław and Halina Krzyczkowski Cover Image
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MATERIALS: I don’t want to expose myself to people’s laughter for hiding Jews in my place . . . the case of Zdzisław and Halina Krzyczkowski
MATERIALS: I don’t want to expose myself to people’s laughter for hiding Jews in my place . . . the case of Zdzisław and Halina Krzyczkowski

Author(s): Jacek Leociak
Subject(s): History
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: the Holocaust; Jews-Poles 1939-1945; Righteous Among the Nations

Summary/Abstract: On 25 May 1988 the Commission for the Designation of the Righteous of the Yad Vashem Institute decided to award Zdzisław and Halina Krzyczkowski the medal Righteous Among the Nations on the application of Marian Berland, who was hiding, together with four people, at the Krzyczkowskis’ place during the occupation. In his letter he wrote that “never throughout the entire period did they give us reasons to fear that they would denounce us or throw us out on the street. We survived that horrible time only thanks to them and their help.” However, Berland’s notes written in hiding reveal a totally different picture; the Krzyczkowskis are a couple of lumpenproletarians from Sienna Street, who constantly cheat and blackmail the Jews they are hiding.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 245-288
  • Page Count: 43
  • Language: English