Mańkowscy Family

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Story of Rescue - Mańkowscy Family

In June of 1941, after the  Ukrainian and German pogroms upon the Jews of Lwow, an eighteen-year-old named Regina Fern decided to leave her family home. Using fake Aryan papers made out to a Józefa Malec, she got to Warsaw where she was hired as a servant by the Mańkowski family.

Janina and Bronisław had three sons – Jerzy, Andrzej and Zbigniew. Regina stayed with the family at Gimnastyczna 5 in the Mokotów district from the spring of 1942 until the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, which she spent in combat as a runner. After the fall of the Uprising, Regina was taken prisoner by the Germans. She survived and, after the war, she moved to Belgium.

In the years 1943-1944, the Mańkowskis also hid a woman named Irena Fejgin Filipowska, who helped run their household.

After the war Irena moved to Łódź. Both she and Regina maintained close relations with the Mańkowski family.

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Bibliography

  • Zubkowicz Rafał, Interview with Halina Partyka, 20.03.2009
  • Społeczność żydowska w Ostrowie Lubelskim
  • Archiwum Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego, 349, 516
  • Gutman Israel red. nacz., Księga Sprawiedliwych wśród Narodów Świata, Ratujący Żydów podczas Holocaustu, Kraków 2009