Brzuszkiewicz Kazimierz

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Story of Rescue - Brzuszkiewicz Kazimierz

During the months of World War Two, Anna Brzuszkiewicz managed to get her son Kazimierz out of the Stutthof concentration camp. Kazimierz fund work as a warehouse assistant in a farm machinery factory in Baczki (Węgrów district). Soon, he befriended his roommate and assistant Tadeusz. Someone told Kazimierz about a rumor that his new friend was a Jew hiding under a false name. In 1941,  if caught this meant a death sentence for him.

Asked outright by Brzuszkiewicz, Tadeusz Wolpert told him the truth. His father died in the Warsaw Ghetto. His mother Regina was a dentist in the nearby town of Stoczek Węgrowski.


When the Nazis began the extermination of Jews in Stoczek Węgrowski, Kazimierz offered to hide Regina in his sister’s empty Warsaw apartment. She spent about six months there. Unlike his mother, Tadeusz possessed false documents which allowed him to travel and bring her food every weekend. By the time Kazimierz’s sister return to the city, Wolpert managed to buy “Aryan” papers for his mother. She could rent a room and move more freely about town. They both survived the war.


Kazimierz Brzuszkiewicz was a soldier in the Home Army. He was the lead officer in charge of receiving the drop number 183 – arms from England in 1943. He fought in the Warsaw Uprising. After the war he became an architect. For many years he had worked in the Middle East.

After returning to Poland, Kazimierz Brzuszkiewicz settled in Poznań. In 1957 Tadeusz and Regina Wolpert emigrated to Sweden. In the 1990’s the two men met regularly in the summer for vacations at the Polish seaside.

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Bibliography

  • Gutman Israel red. nacz., Księga Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata, Ratujący Żydów podczas Holocaustu, Kraków 2009
  • Brzuszkiewicz Kazimierz, Ci z pierwszej linii, Poznań 2008
  • Archiwum Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego, 349, 2370
    Tadeusz Wolpert's statement from 14.01.1988.
  • Dybała Anna, Interview with Kazimierz Brzuszkiewicz, 28.03.2009