Lauder Foundation

compiled by Serena Woolrich, president, allgenerations, searches editor for together. Respond

Based on VERY scanty information, we are trying to locate a Jewish woman rescued by the Polish family NIEMIEC in the village of Dlugie near the towns of Zarszyn and Sanok, Poland.

All we know is that the woman’s given name was Lajka (i.e. Leah), at the time of the war she was about 35 years old and she might have been a seamstress, as she arrived at the Niemiec home bearing a Singer sewing machine.

The Niemiec family is certain that she survived the war, but they know nothing of her onward movements once she left their home.

Out of curiosity about this heroic chapter in their own family history, the younger Niemiec descendants would like to make contact with Lajka’s family.  Since we do not know Lajka’s surname, all we can hope for is that the village might prove familiar to someone.