Baran Boleslaw

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Story of Rescue - Baran Boleslaw

During the War, Bolesław Baran lived in Kraków, where he worked as a municipal official. He used his position to create, for Jews, falsified identity cards (kennkarte) and food coupons. Amongst those who benefitted from his help were Józefa Singer and actor Janina Wernicz.


After the War, Bolesław Baran was presented with the Righteous Among the Nations medal.


  • Archiwum Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego
  • 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.