Given name: Franciszek Family name: Paśniczek

  • YES
  • Male
  • Franciszek
  • Paśniczek
  • Mayor of Garwolin before the war, took care of dozens of Jews, including doctor Listopad's little son, Aleksander.

  • Poles
  • Basia Berman writes: 'To this day I don't know what kind of a man this ex-mayor of Garwolin was'. He was suspected of writing a poison-pen letter, which insinuated that Mrs Janina [Bucholtz-Bukolska] was an active communist; that in Miodowa Street there is a box of the Polish Workers' Party (PPR) and that there was a denunciation made to the competent authority (Polish ones) of Armia Krajowa (the Home Army) - it recommended vigilance and destruction of the enemies, by denouncing them to Germans or killing. Later these pieces of information were treated rather as a hoax and work at Miodowa Street No. 11 was resumedA.

  • The author started to write on 5 January 1944, and the last entry is dated 14 January 1945. The diary was written in ten, common, chequered school notebooks. Written irregularly. Bermanowa probably took a pen in her hand only when she either found the time or when she felt strong enough. Successive entries, dated scrupulously, written in Polish, were written in occupied Warsaw ('in hiding'), then in occupied ('free') capital and in a number of places near Warsaw (again 'on the Aryan papers'). The first event described took place during the Polish-German War of 1939, the latest - three days before the liberation of Warsaw (17 January 1945).

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