Vale Władysław Misiuna (1925-2022)
"The traces of [ed: my] activity has been preserved not in writing, but in memory - something that I could see while in Israel, during a meeting with my friends who recited poetry from memory”, saaid Władysław Misiuna during an interview for the POLIN Museum.
During the years of German occupation, Władysław Misiuna worked as a keeper of rabbits on the grounds of the Arms Factory warehouse in Radom (Mazowieckie Province), where of branch camp of the Majdanek concentration camp (KL Lublin) had been established. At his request, Jewish women from the Radoom ghetto were brought in to help care for the rabbits. Misiuna cared for these women, providing them with food, medicines, hygeine products and, above all, supported them spiritually and morally - he even wrote poems for them.
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On 28th June 1966, in recognition of the help which he had provided during the Holocaust, the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem honoured Władysław Misiuna with the title of Righteous Among the Nations. In addition, he was made an Honorary Citizen of the State of Israel and was also awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
To the family, relatives and friends of Władysław Misiuna, we express our sincerest condolences.