Heryng, Zygmunt
Cohn, Helena
Balicki, Zygmunt
Heryng, Jadwiga
Balicka-Kozlowska, Helena


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1. Kozlowski, ?

Balicka-Kozlowska, Helena

  • Born: Sep 13, 1920, Warsaw, Poland
  • Marriage (1): Kozlowski, ?

  General Notes:

Born September 13, 1920, in Warsaw. She married Kozlowski and is kno wn as Helena Balick-Kozlowska. Helena was also an acitve socialist li ke her parents. During the war the Balickis gave shelter to several J ews including Sara Biderman (alias "Krysia"), a friend of Helena's fro m university and one of the Warsaw Ghetto fighters. After Sara had be en shot by a German gendarme Helen'as parents arranged for Sara to hav e an operation which saved her life.

Helena also know and helped several other members of the ZOB (Jewish F ighting Organization) who were working on the "Aryan" side of the ghet to wall, such as Yitzhak Zuckerman (alias "Antek"), his wife Zivia Lub etkin, and Simcha Rotem (Simcha/Szymon Rathajzer allia "Kazik"). On J anuary 14, 1985, upon the recommendattion of Simcha Rotem, Helena an d her parents were recongnized by Yad Vashem as "righteioius among th e nations." In the Yad Vashem database the religion of all three (Hel ena and her parents) is given as "Catholic."

Helena published her memoirs under the title Mur miial dwie strony [Th e Wall Had Two Sides] (1958, 2002). She was also the author of: Zwia zek walki mlodych (1953); Wspomnienia o Hance Sawickiej (1955) [a biog raphy of a young Polish communist woman, Hank Sawicka]; Sytuacja zycio wa i potrzeby ludnosci starszej (1979). She also co-authored severa l other books. In March, 2001, she wrote an article about her famil y for Kwartalnik historii Zydow [Jewish History Quarterly] entitled : Z kroniki rodzinnej (1808-1907) [From the chronicles of a family (18 08-1907].

Helena married ? Kozlowski.

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