We are Searching for Relatives of the Righteous

Mateusz Szczepaniak, 30th August 2017
The Israeli Embassy in Poland is searching for relatives of individuals who have recently been honoured, by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, with the title of Righteous Among the Nations. Without these relatives, it will not be possible to posthumously make the presentation of the medal and certificate during a ceremony in Poland. We publish, here, a list of names of those Righteous, with a request for public assistance in this matter.

So far this year, the Righteous Department of the Israeli Embassy in Poland has conducted six ceremonies honouring Righteous Among the Nations. These took place in Lubań (27th February), Dzierżonów (28th February), Warsaw (20th April), Kraków (30th June), Szczecin (8th August) and Wrocław (10th August). During those ceremonies, thirty one individuals were honoured, thirty of them posthumously.

Further ceremonies are planned for the families of over sixty Righteous, for the title to be offically awarded. For the next sixty seven individuals, it will not be possible to posthumously make the presentation of the medal and certificate without, first, making contact with their relatives who would accept in the honour in their name. Therefore, we now seek any relatives of the following Righteous:

  • Józef Biesiada
  • Anton and Anastazja Bigos, as well as Julia Ciurko
  • Anastazja Bitowtowa
  • Mother Superior Tekla Budnowska, Sister Zofia Olszewska and Sister Blanka Pigłowska
  • Katarzyna Bydoń
  • Adam Czternastek
  • Franciszek and Maria Dąbrowski
  • Maria Dobrowolska
  • Jerzy and Emma Drzewiecki
  • Zofia Greloch
  • Włodzimierz Janczewski
  • Wincent and Janina Jaruk
  • Józef and Rozalia Józak
  • Stanisława Kłapa
  • Stefan Kondratowicz
  • Michał and Marianna Kowalczyk
  • Helena Kruszelinicka and her mother Malwina
  • Cecylia Krzemińska
  • Franciszek and Jadwiga Krzyształowski
  • Tadeusz and Eugenia Kucharski
  • Zofia Libich
  • Stefan and Maria Magenheim
  • Jadwiga Markowska
  • Janina Mikołajewicz
  • Franciszka and Stefania Mikowski
  • Michał Mikulski
  • Anna Płonka
  • Jadwiga Romanowska
  • Zofia Różycka
  • Maria Rutkowska and Stanisław Osuchowski
  • Janusz Rybakiewicz
  • Stanisława Samborska
  • Antoni Sokołowski
  • Zofia and Józef Surowiecki, as well as Kazimierz Ben
  • Andrzej Tarasek
  • Jan and Olga Thiel
  • Maria Walewska
  • Józef and Sabina Więckowski
  • Anastazja Wojtkiewicz
  • Karol Wolański
  • Ewa Janina Wójcicka
  • Sister Julia (Kantalicja) Zagrodzka
  • Marianna Zatorska
  • Zofia Zawadzka
  • Maria Zborowska
  • Janina Zilow
  • Jan and Aniela Żarczyński

If you are able to help the Israeli Embassy in Poland to cntact any relatives af the above-named people, we ask you to contact:

Emil René Jeżowski
Departament of the RIghteous Among the Nations
Embassy of Israel 
ul. Krzywickiego 24 
02-078 Warszawa 
tel. (0048) 22-597-05-47 
fax. (0048) 22-825-16-07 
education@warsaw.mfa.gov.il

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Information about the Yad Vashem Institute's procedure in presenting the State of Israel's highest civic award, the title of "Righteous Among the Nations of the World", can be found here: Kryteria Yad Vashem.