Warszawa / Praga / 58 Kawęczyńska Street
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 58 Kawęczyńska Street, 2015, photo: J. Paluch, Pańska Skórka

  • Columns of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 58 Kawęczyńska Street, bullet marks visible, 2015, photo: J. Paluch, Pańska Skórka

  • Rev. Stanisław Kubacki and Rev. Michał Kubacki, photo: family archive, POLIN Museum

  • Michał Kubacki (in the middle) celebrating 25 years of priesthood, photo: family archive, POLIN Museum

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs1dVI1IfDA

    Halina Aszkenazy-Engelhard’s account, 2013, POLIN Museum

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHSsJPL7vVg

    Halina Aszkenazy-Engelhard’s account, 2013, POLIN Museum

Rev. Michał Kubacki

“Father Kubacki and his housekeeper were extremely kind to me. […] I used to visit father Kubacki every day; he taught me religion, articles of faith and prayers. He was an honest, high-minded man who respected my background and never forced me into anything”, wrote Halina Aszkenazy-Engelhardt.

The girl escaped from a transport to Majdanek. With her mother’s approval, she approached father Michał Kubacki, a vicar at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

“I sat in the pew, […] Suddenly, I felt dizzy and fainted. When I came round I saw someone bending over me – he was tall, grey haired, with gentle blue eyes […]. ‘What happened?’, he asked. ‘What are you doing here my child?’. He made sure I was not hungry, he then searched for a birth certificate for me. Within several minutes I owed something that tens of thousands of Jews had been fighting for. A document worth a lot of money.”

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