First and last names: Cecylia, Józef and Stanisław Dobek
Place during the war: Grabownica Starzeńska, Podkarpackie Voivodeship (former Lwowskie Voivodeship)
In 1941 Leiser Kellerman and his wife Tonka (Tosia) were expelled from their hometown Brzozów to the labour camp in Zasław near Sanok. Young Kellermans had decided to fight for their life and in September 1942 they escaped from the camp. They went to Grabownica Starzeńska to the Dobek family well-known to them from antebellum period. Józef Dobek (Mar. 9, 1907 – Oct. 23, 1983) who lived with his wife Cecylia and his ten-year old son Stanisław decided to hide the Jewish couple in the attic of his modest house. Cecylia Dobek wrote:
Once somebody noticed approaching German police (our son Stanislaw often informed us when I and my husband were working in the field), we hid Leiser and his wife in the deeper nooks of the attic, covering them hay.
They survived German occupation and in July 1944 Kellermans left the hideout.
On May 15, 1991 Cecylia, Józef and Stanisław Dobek were awarded the medal of the “Righteous Among the Nations”.