The Kubiczek Family

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Story of Rescue - The Kubiczek Family

When the Germans established a ghetto in Kraków in March 1941, many Jews attempted to find hiding places with Poles from the surrounding area.

During this time, Bożena Lutcyzn (née Kubiczek) was living with her parents and two siblings in the centre of Kraków. They were approached by a friend and asked to give shelter to a local Jewish man, Jan Wolf. Despite the fact they had never met Jan, Bożena’s parents agreed immediately and he was hidden in one of the family’s four rooms, with the windows and door covered. He was supplied with everything he needed until the Germans left the area in January 1945.

After the war, Jan remained a close friend of Bożena and her parents. 

From the exhibition Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews, curated by the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Galicia Jewish Museum, and the Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA).