The Pajewski Family

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Story of Rescue - The Pajewski Family

Israel Golos was born in Krośnice, in a village between Ciechanów and Mława, the  fifth child of Bela and Abraham. At the beginning of the Warf, the entire family was moved into the Ciechanów ghetto. 

On 5th November 5 1942, Israel was ordered to rejoin his relatives. However, he managed to flee. His family was sent to Auschwitz.

Once again, Janek Bozuchowski helped him, advising him to go to his relatives who lived 10 km from Krośnice. In the winter of 1943, Israel reached Mierzanów, to the home of Stanisław and Maria Pajewski, parents of Tadeusz and Wiktoria. They ran a dairy farm and agreed to help him.

Initially, the Pajewski family did not know of Israel's origins. His identity was revealed by his cousin Ze'ev (Felek) Shlomovice, who (as Israel says) coincidentally appeared at their home. The Pajewski family decided, however, not to send the boy aay.

Israel remained with the Pajewski family until the end of the War.

After the war, he returned to Krosnice, where he met up with his eldest brother Shimon and with his cousin. In August 1950, together with Ze'ev Shlomovice, he sailed for Haifa. He now lives in Beit-Elazari.

Historical Background

In the autumn of 1939, the Germans established a Judenrat in Ciechanów. The ghetto was established at the end of 1940. The first deportation to a extermination camp took place in December 1941 and the second in the summer of 1942. In November 1942, the Germans liquidated the ghetto.