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Czestochowa, Poland - Polish Woman Granted Honorary Citizenship Of Israel For Hiding Jews During WWII

Published on: January 29, 2013 04:28 PM
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Ambassador of Israel to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner (R) and Stanislawa Wlodarz (L) during the ceremony of granting the Honorary Citizenship of Israel to Mrs. Wlodarz, the Righteous Among the Nations, in Czestochowa, Poland, 29 January 2013. During the Second World War Stanislawa Wlodarz and her parents lived in a village of Cykarzew, near Czestochowa. Risking their lives for two years they were hiding and taking care of Mosze Lichterem and his cousin Mordechaj Lichterem who had escaped from a transport to Treblinka Extermination Camp.  EPA/WALDEMAR DESKAAmbassador of Israel to Poland Zvi Rav-Ner (R) and Stanislawa Wlodarz (L) during the ceremony of granting the Honorary Citizenship of Israel to Mrs. Wlodarz, the Righteous Among the Nations, in Czestochowa, Poland, 29 January 2013. During the Second World War Stanislawa Wlodarz and her parents lived in a village of Cykarzew, near Czestochowa. Risking their lives for two years they were hiding and taking care of Mosze Lichterem and his cousin Mordechaj Lichterem who had escaped from a transport to Treblinka Extermination Camp.  EPA/WALDEMAR DESKA

Czestochowa, Poland - Stanislaw Włodarz, a Polish resident of Czestochowa, today received the title of Honorary Citizen of Israel.

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During World War II, Stanislaw Włodarz and her parents, Mary and Stanislaus Szlamowie, lived in the village Cykarzew at Czestochowa.

Moshe Lichter and his cousin Mordechai Lichter escaped from a transport to the Treblinka death camp, and several of her other Jews with help of the Stanislaw family. For two years the Stanisaw’s hid and took care of the Jews.

In 1988, the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem awarded the family “Righteous Among the Nations.”

The award today for Stanislaus Włodarz is ‘Honorary Citizen of Israel’ for assisting her parents in hiding Jews during World War II.


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 Jan 29, 2013 at 05:15 PM Kzler Says:

She deserves more than that. I was in Czenstochowa HASAG munition factory. They made rifle munition and I worked at the zweiten Zug where the cartridges were finished. Yes there was a minyan and I heard tekias shofar there. A boy my age was taken on a burial detail. A physician and his wife were shot by the German SS and two little girls were left and the Ukrainian
SS killed them. Yes the Poles had antisemites but they had ladies like the one mentioned and they had the Polish Anders' Army attached to Marshal Mongomery where Menachem Begin A'H served

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 Jan 29, 2013 at 10:52 PM frater Says:

This is a great person and kudos to the ambassador for making the effort to honor such people.

On a sidenote, I always wondered what rights does "honorary citizenship" give. Is it like an ordinary citizenship only granted for "honorary" reasons? Or it's just a symbolic thing?

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 04:59 AM Norden Says:

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frater Says:

This is a great person and kudos to the ambassador for making the effort to honor such people.

On a sidenote, I always wondered what rights does "honorary citizenship" give. Is it like an ordinary citizenship only granted for "honorary" reasons? Or it's just a symbolic thing?

I think the key lies in the word "honorary", frater #2. It's "a symbolic thing".

Don't worry: she won't have to serve in the IDF or pay taxes.

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 05:45 AM Howard Says:

I see that 13 hours after this story was posted, just two people have responded. Yet if it were something bad about a Pole, dozens of Yidden would have chimed in by now with vile remarks about how Poland is full of anti-Semites and how they as frim Jews get such satisfaction from bossing around Polish cleaning ladies (almost all of whom are young enough that their parents, let alone they themselves, were born years after the Shoah), etc. But the fact remains that Poland by far has a larger representation than any other country of Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem. Of course there was anti-Semitism in Poland but the animosity between many Poles and Jews was a two-way street: my grandparents told me stories about how frum Jews in Poland in the 1920s and 30s were openly contemptuous of Poles, referring to them with deragatory names, spitting in front of churches (what a great way to endear yoursel to your non-Jewish neighbors), etc. So nothing in the real world is black and white; things are far more complex than "Yidden Good, Goyim Bad," which sums up the mindset of many frummes.

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 07:20 AM Shula Says:

I wonder would it be too much trouble for VIN to get the first name of this noble woman right? Why is she referred to by TWO male names: Stanislaw and then Stanislaus? She is STANISLAWA - which is the female form. The meaning of the Slavic name actually refers to an auspicious wish that the bearer "become glorious." A suitable name for Mrs. Wlodarz!

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 09:02 AM shredready Says:

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Howard Says:

I see that 13 hours after this story was posted, just two people have responded. Yet if it were something bad about a Pole, dozens of Yidden would have chimed in by now with vile remarks about how Poland is full of anti-Semites and how they as frim Jews get such satisfaction from bossing around Polish cleaning ladies (almost all of whom are young enough that their parents, let alone they themselves, were born years after the Shoah), etc. But the fact remains that Poland by far has a larger representation than any other country of Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem. Of course there was anti-Semitism in Poland but the animosity between many Poles and Jews was a two-way street: my grandparents told me stories about how frum Jews in Poland in the 1920s and 30s were openly contemptuous of Poles, referring to them with deragatory names, spitting in front of churches (what a great way to endear yoursel to your non-Jewish neighbors), etc. So nothing in the real world is black and white; things are far more complex than "Yidden Good, Goyim Bad," which sums up the mindset of many frummes.

spitting in front of churches (what a great way to endear yoursel to your non-Jewish neighbors)


still done in Israel, and another thing Poland was omen of the only countries that helping a Jew was given the death penalty by the Nazis.

why polish cleaning ladies they should get german cleaning ladies they where the Nazis they did the killing they where the enemy

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM Kzler Says:

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Howard Says:

I see that 13 hours after this story was posted, just two people have responded. Yet if it were something bad about a Pole, dozens of Yidden would have chimed in by now with vile remarks about how Poland is full of anti-Semites and how they as frim Jews get such satisfaction from bossing around Polish cleaning ladies (almost all of whom are young enough that their parents, let alone they themselves, were born years after the Shoah), etc. But the fact remains that Poland by far has a larger representation than any other country of Righteous among the Nations at Yad Vashem. Of course there was anti-Semitism in Poland but the animosity between many Poles and Jews was a two-way street: my grandparents told me stories about how frum Jews in Poland in the 1920s and 30s were openly contemptuous of Poles, referring to them with deragatory names, spitting in front of churches (what a great way to endear yoursel to your non-Jewish neighbors), etc. So nothing in the real world is black and white; things are far more complex than "Yidden Good, Goyim Bad," which sums up the mindset of many frummes.

I assume you are American born. I was born in Vienna , to chassidisshe parents,[believe or not the yekkes had frum Jews and my parents were "Galizianer".] The intercine hatred I exprienced in 4 yrs of concentration camp expressed by Jews is still embedded in my mind.Rejoicing that the yekkes are deported to the gas chambers. Hungarian Jews disliking the lengyel szydow, German Jews disliking the "polishe" and Polish Jews disliking the Magyaren. My compliments to you for such a wise and thoughtful statement. The fact is in Birkenau the SS pushed into the gas chambers Jews from every country , Greece, Serbia, frum and those who never set foot in shul and all were gassed and burned. I hope you will say that more often. Goyim[communists] ii Buchenwald saved Jewish children and I was one of them. Maybe all the frum holy rollers should remember that Ziporah was Midianite, a cushi no a blond sheitel with blue eyes

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM Kzler Says:

One more item for all you honorary Aryans. In 1948 the U.N. negotiator who negotiated the armistice in Israel was a gentleman named Ralph Bunche and one of the top pediatric neurosurgeon on this country is a man named Ben Carson.

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 Jan 30, 2013 at 03:52 PM kZler Says:

Funny that spitting in front of a church is mentioned. I was in summer camp in Zeilim or Deutsch Kreuz in Burgenland and three of us were walking and one spit in front of a church and goyim saw this and we run for sake of life.

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