Buza Tadeusz

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Story of Rescue - Buza Tadeusz

Tadeusz Buza lived at 28 Stalowa Street in Warsaw and worked as a tram conductor. He was a member of the Communist Union of Polish Youth and took part on the September campaign. In December 1939, he returned to Warsaw and to his job. Taking advantage of the fact that he worked on the tram route that crossed the ghetto terrain, he delivered food to the Jews there.

In 1941, on instructions from the Germans, he worked as a driver in the east.. Travelling frequently to Warsaw, he passed parcels and letters from relatives to families in the Warsaw ghetto. After the outbreak of the ghetto uprising, he helped Jews who had escaped through the sewers to the "Aryan" side.

In 1943, friends from Łwów directed Leon Schachter to him. Schachter was a Jew from Stanisławów. Tadeusz took the escapee into his apartment and obtained false papers for him under the name of "Władysław Łopuszański".

Schachter stayed in Stalowa Street for a little over a month - until the time when dangerous gossip began to circulate amongst the neighbours. Then.Buza took him to the apartment of a friend at 34 Elektoralna Street. He continued to help both Leon and his new host. Tadeusz remained in that shelter until the end of the War.

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Bibliography

  • 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.