In order to accommodate the fugitives Stefania soon rented a semi-detached cottage with two rooms, a kitchen and an attic, on Tatarska Street. Copyright Los Angeles Times. The dentist’s friend, a widow from the ghetto came also with her son and daughter. Unlikely protectors were youngsters when they hid 13 people in a cramped Polish apartment. It told of how they had hidden 13 Polish Jews for two years in a single room and a cramped attic, of how they had scrounged for food and risked their lives so often to keep them all alive. Stefania, then 16, found herself working in the Polish city of Przemysl.
In order to accommodate the fugitives Stefania soon rented a semi-detached cottage with two rooms, a kitchen and an attic, on Tatarska Street.
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Then Josef spoke fondly of Stefania, of all the years they had spent together. That was a good test,” he said. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Podgorksa. When money ran out, Stefania and others took to knitting sweaters as a way of raising cash.
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Ironically, her daughter, Sharon, did see the “Oprah” show but did not make the connection. When the Russians finally sttefania Poland near the war’s end, all 13 podgogska their hiding place for the first time and scattered to points around the globe. They had done it enough, including telling their story in detail as part of research for a proposed movie about the sisters.
Cesia Miller looked at podogrska pages of Reader’s Digest and realized almost immediately that the story in front of her was about the two sisters who had saved her life all those years ago. His name was Max Diamant. Neither the town nor the number who had been saved were mentioned, so she had no reason to think the people on the screen had anything to do with her mother.
Retrieved from ” https: The only thing they didn’t want to discuss was the actual time of hiding. He escaped with his brother and cousin from the train to Belzec extermination camp. Though a child at the time of the German occupation, she never forgot the two sisters. Meanwhile, in Brookline, Stefania began working on her memoirs, podgorsk would eventually grow to typed pages. Soon after the arrival of the Nazis, her mother and brother were taken to Germany for forced laborwhile the Diamants were forced into a ghetto.
The dentist’s friend, a widow from the ghetto came also with her son and daughter. The Jewish fugitives begged the two sisters mvie flee as they felt that all of them were doomed.
Views Read Stefwnia View history. There were the names, Stefania and Helena Podgorska, and the story of how the young girls had saved so many during the German occupation of Poland. January 10, J. Miller missed the first event and never watches daytime television.
Another of the group flew in over the weekend from Germany for the occasion. Cesia Miller went in another direction but eventually found her way to New York, and then Los Angeles. In later years, he would change his name to Josef Burzminski and he would become Stefania’s husband of 50 years. What has happened since then is a story of reunion, joy, memories and tears. The Burzminskis, both now retired, have been here as well. Polish Righteous among the Nations. Retrieved 11 November This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Their son, Ed, lives in Los Angeles and they will visit for the next two months.
It will mark the first time the sisters have been honored together, the first time Helena has ever been to any kind of ceremony dedicated to her.
Retrieved 27 January Helena with her sister Stefania moved in first, followed by Max Diamant. Miller read the story of the Podgorska sisters late last summer. After these eight months, the nurses had to evacuate to follow the German army; the 13 Jewish residents had successfully stayed undetected. Helena by then was married and working as a radiologist in Warsaw.
Max, who took the name Josef Burzminski, proposed to Stefania Fusia and was accepted. The culmination of all this will occur today when the two sisters–one now living in a Boston suburb, the other a doctor in Poland–will be honored at a luncheon sponsored by the Martyrs Memorial of the Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles. Max made a wall in the attic from boards bought by Stefania, securing a sleeping quarter for everybody. Stefania’s task each day was to gather enough food for her wards without arousing suspicion.
Each knock at the door brought another surge of fear.
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It had to be them, Miller thought, the podyorska she had been seeking for almost 50 years–the teen-ager and her 7-year-old sister who somehow hid the 13 until the Russian army arrived near the end of World War II. The story begins in during the German occupation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
When she traveled to Israel inshe tried to find them there. Then came the day she decided to hide the first of the Jews, a young man who had escaped from a train headed for the death camps.
And it will bring together six of the 15 people who for two years were crammed into the sisters’ tiny apartment with no running water. An SS man moved in next door.
He contacted his family in the Ghetto, and asked Stefania to accept them also, including his younger brother Henek and Henek’s wife Danuta, Dr.