Buchholtz-Bukolska Janina

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Story of Rescue - Buchholtz-Bukolska Janina

Janina Buchholtz-Bukolska lived in Warsaw. She worked as an interpreter in a notary's office on Miodowa Street. During the years of occupation, she worked with the Polish Council to Aid Jews (Żegota), as well as with representatives of the National Jewish Council (ŻKN), with her office serving as one of the ŻKN's contact points.

Żegota  Secretary, Dr.Adolf Berman, an activist in the ghetto resistance movement, wrote the following about her activities, "Janina Buchholtz-Bukolska  was    was a psychologist and wife of a professor at a Łódż polytechnic.  During the time of the Nazi occupation, she lived for science and for saving the Jews. The notary's office on Miodowa Street, in which she worked as an interpreter, served as one of the central conspiratorial 'offices' of the ŻKN. Barabara Berman, with her staff of liaison officers, often "worked" there. Masses of 'Aryan' papers were also stored and distributed from there, aid was given to hundreds of people from there and various illegal deals were settled there. There was not a day or an hour that 'Miss Janina' did not make herself available. Always smiling and 'philosophically' beaming, always offering words of comfort and support, she risked her own life to save persecuted Jews, until liberation". (Source: "The Book of the Righteous", editor Michał Grynberg, Warsaw, 1993)

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