Mazur Stefan

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Story of Rescue - Mazur Stefan

Stefan Mazur worked as a clockmaker. He recounts how he helped the Korenman family (parents, daughter Berta and son Zelig) whom he knew before the war. From 1940 till 1942, he used to buy food for them in the “Aryan” district. In 1941, a ghetto was established in the city. Stefan promised the Kormans he would try to help Berta and Zelig. Starting in 1942, Jews were regularly executed or deported from the ghetto.

In August 1942, Zelig was transported to a labour camp in Rytro to work at a sawmill, but Stefan managed to get Berta and her friend Hela Szancer out of the ghetto. He found a hiding place for Berta in the clocktower of the town hall, and helped Hela leave the city. After a few days, a Pole who knew Hela, came to take Berta to her friend. The women were eventually sheltered in Gromnik, near Tarnów, where Stefan visited them regularly.

Later, when the hidden girls felt they were observed by the local people, Stefan and Berta went to Przemyśl, then decided to go to Lviv. The train they were on was stopped at a small station not too far from Lviv, and the younger passengers were taken to Neustadt in the district of Lower Silesia. There they met with Germans who conscripted them for forced labour. Stefan and Berta were employed by one of the Germans and taken to Löpschotz, where they worked from January 1943 until April 1945.

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