The Kida Family

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Story of Rescue - The Kida Family

Feliks Kida was born in 1923 in Kępa Rudnicka near Ulanów.

He recounts how his parents helped nine Jews, some of them were from the Majlech family to escape from the Nazis. They built for them, a hide-out underground, in their barn and supported and fed them for two years.

They were afraid of being persecuted by the Nazis or being turned in by their neighbors or the guerrillas. For that reason, only the closest members of the family knew about the Jews. Following liberation, the Red Army soldiers took them to Glinianka and next to Krzeszów.

After the war, they moved to Canada and the USA. Later, they stayed in touch and sent letters.

Antoni Kida's account

Antoni Kida was born in 1945 in Kępa Rudnicka near Ulanów.

He recounts the story of Jews murdered by the Nazis in Ulanów (before the outbreak of the war, a village with a predominantly Jewish population). He recalls how during a round-up, his parents helped a group of nine Jews (some of them were from Majlech family) to escape. They built an underground shelter in a barn for them, and they supported and fed them for a few months.

Upon liberation by the Red Army, the Jews moved to Krzeszów. On the way, one person died of exhaustion. After the end of the war, they moved to Canada and the USA.

They stayed in touch, sent parcels, letters, and they even came to visit Ulanów. In the early 80s, Antoni's parents were awarded the medal “The Righteous Among the Nations.”

The relation was recorded in the framework of the project "Lights In The Darkness - The Righteous Among The Nations", courtesy of the "Ośrodek Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN" in Lublin

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