The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square, transl. Janina David, Mitchell Vallentine & Company, November 2005

  • Józef
  • Ziemian (Zysman)
  • Warszawa
  • 1989
  • personal accounts
  • yes
  • no
  • Polish
  • During the war he lost all his family. After escaping from the ghetto, he got in touch with the Jewish National Committee (ZKN). In October 1943 he meets cigarette vendors ('papierosiarze') from Plac Trzech Krzyzy (Three Crosses Square). He takes care of them on behalf of ZKN, gives them fake documents, money, looks for places to stay. He takes care of several hiding adult Jews. He distributes ZKN publications. After the war he finished Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw University of Technology). In 1957 he emigrated to Israel.