“The ultimate meeting of Jewish underground organizations took place at my apartment on 1 August 1944”, Eugenia Wąsowska-Leszczyńska wrote in her account. “The Warsaw Uprising broke out during the meeting”.
Apartment no. 4 at 24 Żurawia Street was a hub of underground activity since August 1942, when Eugenia Wąsowska-Leszczyńska accepted the request of Alliance of Democrats members and allowed Żegota Council to Aid Jews to use her apartment.
Representatives of Polish and Jewish organizations associated in Żegota used to meet there. The apartment was a contact point for activists of the Bund leftist party and the Jewish Combat Organization, location of fighters’ training, arms store, money transfer point for the Jewish National Committee and, finally, a secret archive.