“I Did not Demand any Payment for the Aforementioned Memoirs.” How Władysław Wójcik Rescued Chaim Aron Kapłan’s Diary and the Ringelblum Archive Cover Image
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„Za wyżej wymienione pamiętniki nie żądałem żadnej zapłaty”. Jak Władysław Wójcik ratował dziennik Chaima Arona Kapłana i Archiwum Ringelbluma
“I Did not Demand any Payment for the Aforementioned Memoirs.” How Władysław Wójcik Rescued Chaim Aron Kapłan’s Diary and the Ringelblum Archive

Author(s): Jacek Leociak
Subject(s): History of the Holocaust, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: memoir; the Warsaw ghetto; hiding on the Aryan side; Aron Chaim Kaplan’s Diary; the discovery of the second part of the Ringelblum Archive;

Summary/Abstract: The materials presented above include a file with the correspondence between Władysław Wójcik and the director of the Jewish Historical Institute Bernard Mark, located in the institute’s archive, as well as fragments of Wójcik’s memoir from the Yad Vashem Archives. In all of Wójcik’s writings, there is a discrepancy between the declared unselfishness, and ingratitude he had been experiencing after the war from the Jews. His claims relate, on one hand, to the lack of compensation from the mother of a girl, whom he helped to hide during the occupation, and on the other, from the JHI’s – due to his role in discovery and saving the second part of the Ringelblum Archive and Chaim Aron Kapłan’s Diary. The motive for his efforts to obtain payment are Wójcik’s financial problems after he emigrated to the USA.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 512-598
  • Page Count: 87
  • Language: Polish