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    Remembering Tadeusz Stankiewicz: A Hero Among Nations

    Tadeusz Stankiewicz, born on August 7, 1930, in Puławy, Poland, passed away on April 5, 2024. He was the vice president of the Polish Society of the Righteous Among the Nations.

    Early Life and Heroic Deeds

    Stankiewicz spent his childhood in various places due to his father’s work as a forester. During World War II, his family sheltered and cared for around 60 Jews in the forests near Opole Lubelskie, risking their lives to protect them from the Nazi regime.

    Post-War Years and Recognition

    After the war, Stankiewicz continued his education and worked as an electromechanic. Despite being denied entry to the Warsaw University of Technology due to his father’s status as a perceived enemy of the state, he pursued a successful career.

    Legacy and Honors

    Stankiewicz’s bravery was recognized with numerous awards, including the Righteous Among the Nations Medal, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and the “Pro Patria” Medal. He remained a close friend of the Institute of National Remembrance.

    Tadeusz Stankiewicz’s life exemplified courage and compassion in the face of adversity, leaving a lasting impact on those he helped and the nation he served.

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