'Pamiec pozostanie' ('The Memory Will Remain')

  • Maria
  • Lewi-Kurowska
  • Warszawa
  • 1993
  • personal accounts
  • yes
  • no
  • Polish
  • Lived with her parents and siblings in Nalewki Street. Used to go out of the ghetto in order to trade, in 1941 went to a small Jewish town from where she sent food parcels to her family in the ghetto. In 1942 moved in with Golosowa on the 'Aryan side', still went to the ghetto, she and Halina found a place to stay for Imek (nephew) in the countryside. In autumn 1942 she was uncovered, yet the fact that she was Jewish remained a secret. Was in a camp for young people who were to be sent to forced labour to Germany, managed to escape at the last moment. Took Imek to another village, lived there with him, later lived with her sisters too, went to Warsaw to trade. They had to leave the village, managed to rent a flat in Bagno Street. Maria worked in a Polish sewing room. After the Uprising was in Gloskow with her sister and her nephew.