People registered in the Central Committee of Polish Jews

The Central Committee of Polish Jews was registering the Jews who survived the Holocaust in Poland in 1945-1950. In the archives of the Jewish Historical Institute there are people who stated Białowieża as their place of birth and residence:

  1. Izrael Malecki (see above)
  2. Nikołaj Pstyga – born in 1922 in Białowieża, chauffer. Adress from 1st of September: Białowieża. Survived the war fttthanks to escaping to the USSR. After the war he registered at the Committee in Wrocław, in 1946. The surname „Pstyga” is familiar to the oldest citizens of Białowieża, although not as a Jewish name. Perhaps, as happened often after the war, a survivor took this surname to avoid disclosing themselves as Jewish in the post-war reality.
  3. Ludwik Zdaniecki, born in 1898 in Warsaw, address of residence from 1st September 1939: Białowieża. During the war he was hiding on the aryan side in Warsaw, later he found himself in France, serving in the French army between 1944-1946. He registered in the Committee in Łódź in 1946.


  1. The Berman’s family website:
  2. The "Still Here" project:
  3. Letters of David Waldshan to Katarzyna Winiarska from May-June 2016;
  4. Symcha Burnstein’s testimony, Zez. 301/1970 ŻIH Archive, 28th of October 1946, Białystok;
  5. Zofia Skotnicka’s testimony, Michał Romaniuk’s testimony, Lucjan Berg’s testimony (all Hajnówka inhabitants); IPN Archive Bi 1/1946;
  6. Włodzimierz Dackiewicz, interview by Katarzyna Winiarska, 9th of June 2015
  7. Włodzimierz Dackiewicz, interview by Katarzyna Winiarska 2th of July 2015;
  8. Włodzimierz Dackiewicz, interview by the Holocaust Museum in Washington, 11.10.1998, RG-50.488*0051
  9. Żydzi polscy w KL Auschwitz: wykazy imienne [Polish Jews in KL Auschwitz: name list], ed. S. Mączka, M.Prokopowicz, (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny, 2004.);
  10. Piotr Bajko, Białowieża zarys dziejów, (Białowieża 2001);
  11. Aleksander Krawczuk’s testimony, IPN Archive, DS 296/68;
  12. Zinaida Buszko, interview by Katarzyna Winiarska, 24th of March 2016;
  13. The Feldbaum Family Chronicles,
  14. Moishe Kantorowicz, My mother's bequest: from Shershev to Auschwitz to Newfoundland, 2004, 173-174;
  15. Nina Szpakowicz, interview by Katarzyna Winiarska, 15th of June 2016;
  16. ŻIH Archive, The Registry of Jewish Survivors, CKŻP WEiS sign. 514;