Story of Rescue - Babilinska Gertruda
Coming from near Gdańsk, before the War, Gertruda Babilińska was employed by the Stołowicki of Warsaw as a babysitter for their child and as a secretary in Mr Stołowski's business.
When the War broke out, Mr.Stołowicki was in France. His wife, with their son Michał and Gertruda, trying to join her husband, only managed to reach Vilna. Here, upon learning of her husband's death, she fell ill and died. Before she died, she entrusted Gertruda with the care of her son, asking that, after the War, she take him to Palestine
Gertruda honoured the wishes of her late employer and looked after the boy who, throughout the occupation, was taken to be her son. She also helped other Jews from the Vilna ghetto.
After the War, Babilińska, with 12 year old Michał Stołowicki, left for Israel and there they remained.
Other Stories of Rescue in the Area
- Bednarska Stefania
- Butkiewicz Stanislawa
- The Czezowski Family
- The Sukiennicki Family
- Borkowska Anna
- Roszak Cecylia
- Neugebauer Imelda
- Michejda Kornel
- Fedecka Maria
- Frackiewicz Helena Diana
- Dambrowska Stefania
- Adamek Malgorzata
- Ostreyko Jordana
- The Paszkowski Family
- Paszkowscy Family
- The Antonowicz Family
- Dudziec Jadwiga
- Gutman Israel red. nacz., Księga Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata, Ratujący Żydów podczas Holocaustu, Kraków 2009
- Grynberg Michał, Księga Sprawiedliwych, Warszawa 1993
The lexicon includes the stories of Poles honoured with the title of Righteous Among the Nations in the years 1963-1989. The list of entries is preceded by a preface by Icchak Arad and Chaim CheferThe Righteous of the World.