The Snowacki Family

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Story of Rescue - The Snowacki Family

She lived with her parents and older sister in a little house on Grochowska Street in Praga district.

Her 17-year-old brother was killed during the bombings of Warsaw in 1939.

“In the yard we had - she tells us - a small house, about twenty meters, we used it as a kitchen and laundry.”

For a time, the Rozenberg family hid in that house, Balbina with her two children – Alicja and Zdzisław. They had escaped from the ghetto in Piotrków Trybunalski.

“I don’t remember who brought them. Mother was from Piotrków, so maybe someone from the family. We told our neighbors that they were extended family.”

They moved out once they had obtained false documents under the name Różański. After the war they lived in Łódź, later on they moved to Israel.

Bibliography

  • Archiwum Żydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego, 349, 2582
    Documents made accessible by Barbara Niemczak, consisting of correspondence with Yad Vashem and rescued Alicja Omińska.
  • Majewska Justyna, Interview with Barbara Niemczak , 1.01.2008