During the 1940’s, Ewelyn Lipko-Llipczynska and her family were watching the developments of the war within Europe and their own Polish community.
Ewelyn’s father, Jan Szymanski, was a respectable teacher determined to resist the German advance. When the Polish schools were closed, Ewelyn’s family opened a clandestine one.
Ewelyn edited and distributed two clandestine papers, ”The Worker’s Voice” and ”For a Better Future”.
When Jews started to fall under the German yoke, Ewelyn and her family decided to assist their neighbors and friends. Not only did they offer a safe haven and a hiding place; they also issued documents in their names to help Jews live incognito as Christians.
Ewelyn, Wanda and Jan saved the lives of over 40 Jews. Ewelyn, a great savior.
Edited by: Matthew London
Translation: josefina prytyka