Bednarska Stefania

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Story of Rescue - Bednarska Stefania

During the Nazi occupation Stefania (Stanisława Bednarska) served as nun of a convent of Dominican Sisters in Kolonia Wileńska, 15 kilometres from Wilno. With other sisters, she sheltered 15 members of a Jewish youth movement, including Abe Kowner, Aria Wilner, Chajka Grosman, Edek Boraks, Chum Godot, and Israel Nagel, the later activists of the resistance movement of Warsaw and Vilnius ghettos. In 1943 Germans arrested the Mother Superior (the Righteous Anna Borkowska) and closed the convent. 

Bibliography

  • 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.