The Adasiak Family

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Story of Rescue - The Adasiak Family

Marianna Adasiak-Bartoszewska spent the Nazi occupation in Ursus (currenly a district of Warsaw) at 24 Wrzosowa Street. In 1942, Marianna’s brother brought to her flat the Szczepański family (pre-war name: Szaniawski) - a Jewish couple with their less than 10-year-old daughter, Basia. Mrs. Marianna hid the family for 1,5 year. When the danger of exposure occurred, Marrianna found a new hiding place at Mrs. Tomalowa Zrębska’s in Ursus, and then at the Kakiets’. The Szczepańskis reached the end of the II World War in a hiding place in Michałowice near Grójec. After the II World War, they settled in Otwock, and then emigrated to Israel. 

Other Stories of Rescue in the Area



  • Archiwum Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego, 349, 1354
  • Gutman Israel red. nacz., Księga Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata, Ratujący Żydów podczas Holocaustu
  • Grynberg Michał, Księga Sprawiedliwych

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