Bielecki: Dressing up as an S.S. officer. Suspicion of resistance fighter. 19 when brought to Auschwitz on April 1940. He was given number 243.
Cybulska: Her parents, two brothers and a younger sister, taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau January 1943. Parents and sister immediately killed in gas chambers, she worked with her brothers. September, Cybulska (22) only one left alive. Inmate number 29558.
Bielecki: From a fellow Polish inmate working at a uniform warehouse, Bielecki secretly got S.S. uniform and pass. Dressed as S.S. officer, pretended he was taking Jewish inmate out of the camp for interrogation. He led Cybulska to side gate, where sleepy S.S.-man let them go. ‘I felt pain in my backbone, where I was expecting to be shot,’ he said. More than a week they hid in the fields during days and marched during nights, until they reached house of Bielecki's uncle. They separated there, family wanted Bielecki home in Krakow, and Cybulska sent to hide with farm family. Failed to meet up after war. Bielecki stayed in Poland and settled in Nowy Targ, he raised a family and worked as director of school for bus/car mechanics.
Cybulska: married Jewish man, David Zacharowitz, went to Sweden and then New York. They met again. Talking with Polish cleaning woman in 1982, Cybulska related Auschwitz escape story. Stunned said she had heard Bielecki tell same story on Polish TV. She helped Cybulska find Bielecki. In 1983, they met at Krakow airport. He brought 39 red roses, one for each year they had spent apart.
Cybulska died in New York in 2002. Bielecki is survived by his wife, two daughters, four grand-children and a great-grandson. His daughter Alicja Januchowski, of New York, confirmed his death to the media on Saturday.
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For his daring rescue of that one Jewish woman, Mr. Bielecki was recognized in 1985 as one...